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Preparing for an ice age — 16 Comments

  1. H H Lamb of the UEA (Yes – the very same institution behind the now famous "Climategate" leaks) was predicting a cooling phase back in the 70's. Funny how his successors suddenly had a change of heart…

    • I remember the 70s scare.  If I recall correctly, they wanted to spray coal-dust on the icecaps to absorb heat.  Funny how times change?

      It's the middle of summer here.  Pissing rain and quite chilly.  No sign of any glaciers forming yet though.

  2. If you wake up one morning frozen solid in ice (from the up and coming mini-ice age) please let us know so we can build up our fires?
     

      • Not sure about that to tell the truth. You're somewhere around the 40th parallel as I understand it and me and mine are smack-dab on the 45th. If the North Atlantic current reaches a critical desalinization point from all those melting glaciers and shuts down, you and I may all freeze together?

        • Indeed, by my calculations I am about 600 miles nearer the Pole than yourself [I'm almost on the 53rd].  Makes you think?

          • Hah. Beat you both the pole is around five hundred feet away working in the local car wash.

          • Ah, you're right. I must have been thinking upside down. I can't believe I made that mistake getting the parallels reversed like that. Ready for the scrap heap I am.

              • Fast attack subs, my friend, not missile subs. And I agree. I'd head to equator in the event of an ice age and wind up in the arctic instead. "Wrong-way Corrigan" of the  sub force.

  3. That could effect food production if it happens best hope it doesnt tbh global warming isnt a bad thing global cooling could kill millions 

    • Indeed, warming would cause some problems but cooling on a Maunder scale would be a disaster.  Not much anyone could do about it though?  Invest in companies that produce insulation and heaters?

        • But in all seriousness large scale hunger immigration to an even larger level than now and the knock on social instability would be disaster ima cross my fingers if the world does cool it wont be significant 

          • I would have thought migration would take an ironic twist – from Europe to Africa as we all try to escape the cold?

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