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Global Warming? 'Mini Ice Age' on Its Way

By Jason Devaney   |   Monday, 13 Jul 2015 05:30 PM

The Earth will experience a mini ice age starting in 15 years, scientists are warning.

According to AOL, the last mini ice age happened 300 years ago.

At issue are the sun's solar cycles, according to the report, which last about 11 years. The magnetic poles at the northern and southern ends of the planet flip during each cycle. Normally nothing out of the ordinary occurs when this happens, but this time around, the sun's solar activity is expected to drop by 60 percent during a 10-year period beginning in 2030.

Scientists predict the disruption will occur during solar cycle 26 — we're in cycle 24 now, and cycle 25 is expected to hit its peak in 2022, according to the report.

The last mini ice age, according to The Independent, lasted from 1645-1715. The cold winters associated with it apparently caused the River Thames in England to freeze over.

"[In the cycle between 2030 and around 2040] the two waves exactly mirror each other — peaking at the same time but in opposite hemispheres of the sun," Researcher Valentina Zharkova said, according to The Telegraph. "Their interaction will be disruptive, or they will nearly cancel each other."

The prospect of facing an mini ice age is nothing new, however. Scientist John L. Casey presents evidence in his book "Dark Winter" that suggests the earth is already on its way to a 30-year cold spell that could cause chaos across the world.

Other reports have shown that climate scientists in the United States and abroad are deliberately changing climate data. Critics argue they are doing so in an attempt to prove global warming is real.

Last week, National Geographic wrote that global warming could be causing the recent uptick in shark attacks.

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