Another Mini Ice-age Coming Up Next?

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  1. Corie Henson

    Corie Henson Very Well-Known Member
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    This thread was started in July 2015 and now it seems to be prophetic. The US and other countries in the western hemisphere are currently experiencing extreme winter conditions. From the news, there were 30 deaths in the US, is this number correct? And in Taiwan there were 81 who died of hypothermia and cardiac arrest. This is not to focus on myself but I'm getting scared of what to expect when the rains come. Our place is susceptible to flooding and if extreme weather would hit us, I pray to God to spare us from the floods.
     
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    I remember snow storms of huge magnitude back in the 1950's, living along the Great Lakes area of the US.
    Back then you didn't have the world watching (Internet) and obviously the population was nowhere what it is now.
    People weren't buried on freeways .... not that many interstate roads then.

    But we were snowed in for days on many occasions, and the National Guard had to come to our rescue at least once. Buffalo, NY was well known for having snow drifts over buildings every year. The winds came across the great lakes and crippled large areas. It was just expected every winter.

    That was then, and this is now. ... Changes in the earth tilt and/or jet stream movement ... dunno ???
    But crippling snow storms aren't a new thing.
     
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    Bonnie

    I lived in SW Ontario when I was a child so I remember those times but Buffalo got those big snow storms because Lake Erie was not froze over if it was you would not get that much snow. The last two years the great lakes have been frozen
     
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    I lived in the country east of Cleveland, Ohio at that time. As a wide-eyed little kid, one storm stayed with me. .. thought the end was near. :(
    http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org/w/1950_Great_Thanksgiving_Snowstorm?rec=3413


    The Thanksgiving snowstorm of 1950 was the biggest in Ohio’s history. Nearly the entire state had over 10 inches and most communities in the eastern half of Ohio measured 20 to 30 inches of snow during this storm. As the storm strengthened, winds increased to over 40 mph and a severe cold wave swept the state early on Friday, November 24th dropping temperatures to near zero. The worst storm conditions occurred on Saturday November 25th as near-blizzard conditions prevailed throughout Ohio. By late in the day, snow reached 20 inches in eastern Ohio and drifts were 25 feet deep.

    The classic Ohio State-Michigan football game was scheduled for Saturday afternoon in Columbus, the Big Ten championship and a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line. So with a Saturday morning temperature of 5 degrees and winds of 40 mph, the “Blizzard Bowl” was played in Columbus. Michigan won 9-3 on 27 total yards gained and without achieving even one first down.

    The storm continued through Sunday and by Monday morning, snow reached 33 inches at Steubenville, 30 inches in Geneva, and 29 inches at Youngstown. Bulldozers were used to clear roads so that ambulances could reach those in need. The Ohio National Guard used Jeeps to transport people to hospitals and to deliver food to rural homes. Wires and trees were blown down by winds as high as 60 mph. Many buildings collapsed under the weight of 2 to 3 feet of snow and much deeper drifts.
     
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    Well, if this little ice age is coming it is a United Nations concern too. Preparing for it will be the safest way to solve it I believe. The United Nations is the place to bring this big problem the Earth faces the little ice age is certainly something t discuss there so many will be prepared , saved and the problem solved. This is another reason I'm so glad that the leaders of today are more peaceful so big problems of the world can be solved. Let's hope the scientists go to the U.N. t discuss this global problem soon.
     
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    Mini-Ice age? Hmmmm.....I think that was the alarm that was set some time back Chrissttina. Then of course we had global warming and now it is climate change, all of which the United Nations has tried to solve by attaching a monetary value to a thing called a carbon footprint.

    I do believe we can come up with the solutions without a bunch of overpaid underachievers like those that we find in power. Here are my solutions:

    1. If we do not like Climate "Change" then we consult our local climate control specialists and have our homes outfitted with computerized room to room climate control similar to the one Bill Gates has in his home.
    2. Since there is a dispute about a mini-ice age and global warming, whichever climate we like, that is the side of the world we go to. example: I like it to be between 80-100 degrees so if the ice age shows up here, I move to the global warming side.

    An excellent solution I do say and without the consultation of a group who merely needs to line their own pockets such as the one headed by the one and only Al Gore. I think my money would be best served that if it got cold enough I could line my sleeping back with it rather than line someone else's who does not need it.

    The above opinion is a personal opinion and not necessarily backed by this radio station nor it's sponsors.
     
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  7. Ken Anderson

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    So far, this has been the most gentle winter that I have experienced since moving to Maine in 2000. We didn't have much in the way of snow on the ground until January, and now it's mostly all melted. I'm sure we'll get another storm or so before spring, but we're nearing the end of a winter that has barely started.

    I don't believe this signifies anything, however. Last winter was fierce, and I thought it would never go away, and next winter is still up for grabs. Things don't seem to have changed much since I was growing up in the UP of Michigan. Some winters are wussy while others are fierce.
     
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