Except that it’s the Warmists who are in danger, along with the rest of us, of freezing to death as scientists now predict that we’re on the brink of a new ice age.
Crippling blizzards, snowstorms and sub-zero temperatures threaten a yearly dose of Arctic misery for the next FIFTY YEARS at least – and possibly decades more. Climate experts warn a rare pattern of water cooling in the north Atlantic will trigger a chain reaction of events leading to a “fully-blown ice age”. They say the UK is on alert for a “serious climate situation” with regular winter whiteouts pushing emergency services to the limit. Britain faces an ‘all but unprecedented’ situation thanks to a cocktail of climatic changes all happening at once to affect the weather.The northern Atlantic has been cooling steadily over the past few months leading to a colossal area of icy water to form off the UK coast.This is thought to be the result of changes in wind flow and salinity and could lead to lower than average temperatures in Britain all year round.
The phenomenon has already raised fears this winter will be un usually brutal with months of sub-zero temperatures and heavy snow on the way.
Long-term accumulative effects could be that parts of northern Europe, including Britain, will cool dramatically.
AccuWeather senior meteorologist Alex Sosnowski said icy Atlantic waters could affect the weather for years to come.
He said: “The temperature of surface ocean water can vastly affect the temperature of nearby land areas.
“A ‘blob’ of abnormally cold water in the North Atlantic, located near Greenland, has the potential to put enough drag on the ocean current to impact weather conditions in the years to come.
The warning comes just months after the Met Office warned Britain might be facing another maunder minimum period of cooling.
A recent report warned the amount of light and warmth released by the sun is nosediving to levels “not seen for centuries”.
A so-called ‘Maunder Minimum’ has been responsible for historic winter whiteouts and led to the River Thames freezing 300 years ago.
The Met Office-led study claimed that although the effect will be offset by recent global warming, Britain could see some cooler than average winters in years to come.
A spokesman said: “A return to low solar activity not seen for centuries could increase the chances of cold winters in Europe and eastern parts of the United States but wouldn’t halt global warming.
“Return of ‘grand solar minimum’ could affect European and eastern US winters.”
Of course, this prediction comes from the same experts who, just 15 years ago, were pronouncing that “snowfalls in Britain are a thing of the past”, so I wouldn’t rush out to buy a warmer parka just yet (although you may have already done so, as the 2000 prediction was followed by some of the harshest winters, with snow, seen in Britain in 50 years). It does make you wonder about the irrefutable evidence the Warmists are claiming justifies the shutdown of the western world’s economy and the surrendering of individual freedom to a new central power, governed by themselves, of course.
On a positive note, just this week our Secretary of State blamed global warming for the war in Syria, so a few icebergs floating down the Euphrates for the first time in 10,000 years might cool off tensions and finally bring peace to the Middle East.