Another Mini Ice-age Coming Up Next?

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  1. John Donovan

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    Yeah, I keep hearing about this lately. I guess this will have some serious effects on global agriculture and food will probably cost a lot more... Is it bad that I am kind of excited that I could be taking part in such a strange thing?
     
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    I don't think its bad at all. I'm looking forward to it. Every time I am so hot and sweaty that I don't want to move, I think about the ice age. Even this past winter I didn't want it to end
     
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    It was so hot in Romania until today! I would've never believed I could call rain "good weather", but it finally broke the horrible chain of stupidly hot weather! From now on, I'll cherish every minute it rains.
     
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    It's August. It's supposed to be hot. That's the job of August.
     
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    we've been lucky in my area this year. We have gotten more rain this year than I remember ever getting before. There have been some days that even the rain didn't help. But its doing wonders right now.


    Sometimes I wish we could give August a paid vacation. Our HVAC went out last year. I replaced the capacitor that was shot. But then, once we got it running, it wasn't blowing out cold air. We found out the compressor was shot and would cost an arm and a leg, a few ribs, a kidney, half a lung, and 3 souls to fix it. We just haven't had the money to get a window unit or new hvac. So we have gone 2 summers now with no AC. (Luckily, for winter, we have a wood stove and 3 space heaters.) It hasn't killed us yet! But if I were a little less sane, it could have easily gotten someone else killed.
     
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    Actually, August gets 11 Months off, every year!;)
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    Hah, hah! Let's do this. We can warm the planet up with our energy usage. :)
     
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    ...or we could all pitch in and pay August to stay around longer!;)
     
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    I'm doing my part. I've been clearing the property and have a mountain of limbs to burn. Bring the hot dogs and marshmallows.
     
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    I haven't slept soundly since March. I think this ice age may be the best thing that has ever happened to me. I bet my ice age slumber will be the best sleep I've ever gotten...
     
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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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