Not by Fire but by Ice
THE NEXT ICE AGE - NOW!
Discover What Killed the Dinosaurs . . . and Why it Could Soon Kill Us
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Temperatures set to plummet in coming
That shocking statement came as a result of a report published today in Environmental Research Letters, which said: “Solar activity during the current sunspot minimum has fallen to levels unknown since the start of the 20th century."
This decline could bring much colder winters to the UK and Europe than during recent decades.
"The last time Britain saw these conditions was from 1645 to 1715 when frost fairs were held on the frozen surface of the Thames in central London," the article continues.
That period of little or no sunspots - the Maunder minimum - became known as the Little Ice Age.
"Professor Mike Lockwood from the meteorology department
at the University of Reading, said there was a 10 per cent chance of
Maunder minimum conditions returning within 50 years."
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