"Rarely in the United States has there been a snowfall such as the
one that in Chicago they have started calling Snowpocalypse,
“however, this is far from being something apocalyptic, it is rather
a natural process that the Earth regularly passes through” Victor
Manuel Velasco presented at the Institute of Geophysics of the UNAM.
"Currently, Chicago is one of the cities most affected by this
phenomenon, of which Velasco warned in May 2010, he then traveled
there to offer a conference on Global Cooling.
"Since 2002, the scholar has been devoted to the study of solar
activity and the impact it has on the planet, “and the observations
obtained led us to predict in 2008 that the weather would begin to
cool around 2010, and now nature begins show whether the prediction
was true or not.
"This period, which the researchers call “a mini-ice age”
corresponds with the present low solar activity, but also to
planetary motion. Today we have conditions very similar to those
that occurred about 400 years ago. At that time, we recorded the
coldest winters known in the modern era, he said.
“We talk about the period between 1645 and 1715, known as the
Maunder Minimum, when sunspots virtually disappeared from the
surface of the star (our sun), and in which our planet was in a
position very similar to the one it has today with respect to the
center of mass of our solar system.
"Something that, when studying climate change, scientists rarely
consider important, is the place the Earth occupies in the solar
system at a given time; but it opens unexpected horizons of study,
"The scientist said that this “mini-ice age” will last 60 to 80
years, “forcing us to rethink our economy, technology and science.
For example, if the north begins to have an energy deficit, and
there develops an increased need for food; we must think about it
today to begin to prepare for (provide for) tomorrow.
"But how to reconcile the evidence that the planet cools with those
who say it’s warming? “Today we live in a scientific revolution in
which, on the one hand, there are supercomputers, and on the other
hand, human intelligence. Only human beings create knowledge and
science, and those who bet on the computers made a wrong diagnosis.
It will be Nature that will show which theory is correct, “and yet”
the professor concluded, “the Earth cools".
Thanks to Dr Victor Manuel Velasco for this link