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Croat scientist warns that ice age could start

in five years

Most of central Europe will soon be covered in ice

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10 Feb 10 - Renowned physicist Vladimir Paar has revealed that Europe could be just five years away from the start of a new Ice Age, says this article in the Croatian Times.

Most of central Europe will soon be covered in ice, says Paar, "including Germany, Poland, France, Austria, Slovakia and a part of Slovenia." The freeze will be so complete that people will be able to walk from England to Ireland or across the North Sea from Scotland to northern Europe.

"This could happen in five, 10, 50 or 100 years, or even later. We can't predict it precisely, but it will come," he added.

And the professor said that scientists think global warming is simply a natural part of the planet.

Professor Paar, from Croatia's Zagreb University, has spent decades analysing previous ice ages in Europe and what caused them.

"The reality is that mankind needs to start preparing for the ice age," says Paar. "We are at the end of the global warming period. The ice age is to follow. The global warming period should have ended a few thousands of years ago, we should have already been in the ice age. Therefore we do not know precisely when it could start – but soon."

"Food production also might be a problem. It would need to be produced in greenhouses with a lot of energy spent to heat it," commented the professor, who remains optimistic despite his predictions.

It will still be possible for man to survive in the ice age, but the spending on energy will be enormous.

See entire article: ge_could_start_in_five_years
Thanks to Jimmy Walter, Wanda, Benjamin Napier and Murray Strand for this link

     "And it (the ice age) will be caused by capitalism and SUV's!,"
       says Benjamin. "Oh, I forgot: A large tax will cure it!"





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