A bombshell study which is led by professor Valentina Zharkova of Northumbria University actually suggests that in the next few years, the planet Earth will enter into a cooling phase which will set off a series of events leading to a mini ice age.
Some researchers came to the somewhat alarming conclusion by creating a mathematical model of the magnetic fields of the sun.
According to those models, there will be a ‘huge reduction’ in solar activity for about 33 years between 2020 and 2053. This will also cause global temperatures to decrease – drastically.
Those temperatures will plummet to levels that are not seen since the 17th century.
Speaking to Sputnik, Zharkova also explained that the ice ages “keep repeating every 350 – 400 years, as the Sun goes through this period of minimum activity.”
She also said that the Earth has “natural mechanisms” which were designed to withstand ice ages and has done so “for about billions of years and survived.”
Even though humans have the technology which is necessary to survive such a drastic shift in climate, as Zharkova notes, it will actually not be without some struggle.
The problem is going to be for us to pass through the minimum of current magnetic field activity that is going to come in the next 30 years, as we can only guess that the vegetation period is going to start reducing. If we have less solar emissions, as well as less radiation and dropping temperatures, it actually means that vegetables will not have the ability to grow in the proper way, wheat cannot grow properly, so we may have some problems with some sorts of food that will probably need to think through.
The reduction in global warming will not just last until the sun becomes more active again in the 2050s. She also said:
“We have to be sorted by that time, as well as prepare everything on Earth for the next big solar activity.”
The research of Zharkova has been carried out over a lot of years and has come to similar predictions for the future of the climate in the past. As TFTP reported in 2015, one group of astrophysicists noted that our planet is just about 15 years from a new ‘mini ice age’ which could cause some extremely cold winters which are characterized by the freezing of normal ice-free rivers, as well as by year-round snowfields in some areas which have never witnessed such climate conditions before.
By continuing their studies, it appears that that ice age is closer than originally thought. Even though the media and the government may use this coming cool period in order to promote fear, Zharkova left IFL Science with a word of advice, saying the following:
It will be cold, but it will actually not be this ice age when everything is freezing like in the films of Hollywood.