We might see an ice age within our lifetime.
So I sub to a lot of channels on Youtube. One of the channels is called Suspicious0bservers. He is awesome when it comes to details of the sun and what is going on with it. There are currently some interesting things going on with the sun that is a future concern. We just might experience an ice age in our life time and even NASA is talking about it,
"Solar physicist David Hathaway, of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Centre, added: “The solar minimum is coming, and it's coming sooner than we expected."
Here is his take on it.
been a subscriber to SO on youtube from 2011 / 2012
Due to climate change europe will get ice age feel sooner than everybody else :/
@socalguy @Gibsalot I have been a subscriber of SO too since almost three years... Although I have not been following the channel lately. I think that whatever may happen, the communications/internet will not be at risk, or at least not in an scale that it could not quickly recover. In the case of a little ice age though we can have other problems, as the video explains.. However I hope for the best :)
Two years ago I was involved with a home remodel. One the projects was to have the city move what we thought was telephone wire. Long story short not the city, Cox Cable, and the utility company knew what wires belonged to who and no one would touch the wires.
The infrastructure in the US is good but it's so old and deeply divided into smaller companies, I am concerned that the areas that have never truly felt the harsh conditions of the cold will have a hard time adjusting. This includes livestock and crops.
Countries like the UK are in serious trouble as the Atlantic is losing its salinity which will cause the ocean currents near that area to slow down or just stop. With an iceberg the size of UK's Wales region soon to break off from Antarctica; this prediction is very possible. And that is not the only massive sized iceberg breaking off. There are two with the combined land mass of Germany that are slowing breaking off from the Antarctic.
@socalguy thats what i meant that europe will get the ice age feel first ;)
Also i would say that everybody should watch that free documentary about climate change on youtube (the one with diCaprio).
On 11 Jan 2017 I found a live wasp in my house lol It was full grown and only found 1. If you ask me Germany is getting warmer. I came here in 1987 and it completely different from what I remember.
Ice age in terms of temperature yes.But I can't imagine ice sheet covering Europe or Canda...at least not in our life time:)
@Ip85 ice sheet no, but i think we will have enough problems even without it :D
I would expect to see more tornado's in central Europe plus more European type hurricanes. The winters are getting milder and milder till it wont really get cold anymore. The way the clouds rushed by my house the other day make me think the earth has a self cleaning mode we dont know about.
@LithStud Yes I doubt we will have major harden ice sheets found all over the world. And yes the earth can self clean itself but it is having a hard time keeping up with the damage. Also ice sheets do not need to occur to cause wide spread damage to the population.
The ice and snow is just the tip of the iceberg (pun intended). We will see a drastic cut in food production in areas that supply large amounts of food. This will be due to frost developing on the crops. Frost occurs when the temperature of air falls below the freezing point of water (0 °C, 32 °F, 273.15 K). Sure we can grow crops in areas closer to the equator but the logistics to supply the world will be insane and extremely difficult. If there are longer than normal food shortages, neighbors will become enemies and gangs will develop to gather food from weaker folks. History has shown that when humans get hungry, all rules go out the window.
We will also see cold and flu occurrences for frequent. Disease will spread more rapidly and with greater force. This is because everyone will have some level of a existing cold and flu and being exposed again and again to others getting sick will weaken immune systems. You can also forget antibiotics being helpful in the future.
I think there is also a confusion that the entire world will experience an ice age. The truth is, some parts of the world will become extremely hot and dry. Water supplies and food will vanish in those areas and people will have to move. Also, other areas will become so heavily wet that no one will be able to live there.
All of this will be due to the ocean which is a complete mess right now. I live on the coast and we see high amounts of trash and small plastic particles everywhere in the water and on the beach. You literally can not find a square foot of ocean water that doesn't have plastic or trash. It's everywhere and it's sad.
As I said earlier, the salinity of the ocean is becoming more diluted with fresh water. This has caused massive coral destruction which feeds fish and plants. Phytoplankton, which can be found in the ocean, contribute 50 to 85 percent of the oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere. If the Phytoplankton in the ocean die off to extreme levels, due to diluted salinity levels, then ice sheets will be the least of our concerns in the future.
@socalguy so to sum it up - we are screwed and not see that you need to be a special kind of stupid :)
Maybe I'll start a new asset based on this, "Operation Flannel Pants", If only I could figure out how this would work. Capitalization at it's best
@IceBurst how bout "Hard Drive Sweat Shop" rotfl just joking :)
Yes, the cooling has begun.
A period of warming typically precedes a rapid cooling. That is what we have experienced over the past several decades. It is very much about changes in the Sun, but it is also affected by the new region of space that our solar system has entered. As a result, levels of radiation are gradually rising, but not to worry, our DNA will adjust and actually become more engaged/efficient.
The Earth/oceans are conducting a systemic cleanse/rejuvenation. Yes, parts of the Earth where we used to grow food will no longer be fertile, while at the same time, areas where very little could grow will become very fertile.
Humanity is becoming empowered like never before and the planet is adjusting/adapting in a way that will supports that.
Fear not. Instead, consider evolving/expanding your consciousness in a way that enables you to thrive in the unfolding new environment/reality that is emerging on the planet. Much of humanity will not do so, and for them, there will be extensive struggle/difficulty. Those that do will be called upon to help/lead in significant ways that are not easy to imagine/comprehend at this point.
Do what you need to do to ensure your own well-being - as a priority; that is what will then enable you to be of assistance to others.