Let me preface this, and really I should with every post I do about this world, by saying that it's been, and is being, taught that this world we see, and know or think we know, is maya, a fiction, an illusion, no more real than those worlds we see in our dreams. It's believed by many that this world is a figment of the imagination of, for lack of a better description, a world mind. That it's created and kept in play by all of us.
With everybody and their brother talking about global warming and polar ice melting and carbon this and polar bears going extinct that, blah, blah you wouldn't think an ice age would be prevelent. But, in the seventies before global warming became the cause celebre and giant money maker that it is, and the political tool that it is, the "science community," was saying that a new ice age was just around the corner. The truth is apparently the average global temperature has come up a whopping 1 degree, or less, farenheit, since 1900. One degree, one whole degree, or less, now that's scary. I hope you'll excuse the sarcasm. So in my opinion global warming is a scam, designed solely to make money and get power for the politicians, "scientists" and business's that promote it and have turned it into the latest witch hunt. Just as many or more scientists call it a fraud, but for the most part they're shouted down and called idiots by the ones that would lose if the truth were accepted and believed by the public, who support monitarily and otherwise the attempt to stop the fictional global warming.
I recently read a book called Atlantis and 2012. It was interesting and one of the premises was that the Mayans predidictions for 2012 could be an ice age. In a chapter called "The Great Winter" the author, Frank Joseph, says that we're on the verge of another ice age. He goes on that the last one ended around 9500 BC, and that another is due just now according to paleoclimatologists. That their study of the geologic record indicates that ice ages begin and end about every 100,000 years, puctuated by less cold... Some researchers conclude the recent past represents a warm interlude in the last ice age, still in progress. He goes on to say that observers participating in the Global Atmospheric Research Program found that only a 1% decrease in the amount of sunlight hitting the earth could tip the balance and precipitate an ice age. They also learned that temperatures have been as high as they are now in only about 5% of the last 700,000 years.
As I said this was interesting but I'll let you read the book to learn the rest.
Anyway, in a happy coincidence a friend emailed me a link to an article that says due to the gulf stream dying due to the dispersants used and the huge amount of oil that escaped in BP's Gulf oil debacle we could see an ice age within a few years or less, part of the article and a link is below...
Life on this Earth Just Changed
The North Atlantic Current is Gone
The latest satellite data establishes that the North Atlantic Current (also called the North Atlantic Drift) no longer exists and along with it the Norway Current. These two warm water currents are actually part of the same system that has several names depending on where in the Atlantic Ocean it is. The entire system is a key part of the planet's heat regulatory system; it is what keeps Ireland and the United Kingdom mostly ice free and the Scandinavia countries from being too cold; it is what keeps the entire world from another Ice Age. This Thermohaline Circulation System is now dead in places and dying in others.
This 'river' of warm water that moves through the Atlantic Ocean is called, in various places, the South Atlantic Current, the North Brazil Current, the Caribbean Current, the Yucatan Current, the Loop Current, the Florida Current, the Gulf Stream, the North Atlantic Current (or North Atlantic Drift) and the Norway Current.
So what does this mean? Violent mixing of the seasons, crop failures, and increased drought and floods in diverse places is now daily news since the April 20th 2010 BP Oil Volcano. They have killed the pacemaker of world climate in the worlds of Dr Zangari PhD. Dr Mike Coffman PhD geologist resource climatologist, and Dr Tim Ball PhD climatologist have confirmed that if this data is correct, that an ice age and massive climate shift with famine is now imminent. We are now seeing Russia stop all delivery of wheat crops on prior contracts, and most sources of staple food crops moving worldwide in a crisis of famine. The Gulf Stream and related currents are effectively DEAD. This should enrage the public and bring forth scientists to challenge and support the data and analysis, for the consequences to the civilization of mankind and ecological collapse have global consequence producing famine, death and massive population migration away from zones of advancing ice age and regions unfit for human habitation. Let us get the facts and call the corporate and government to task on these issues now or face worldwide catechisms of biblical proportions. We shall continue to report with new scientific experts on this most important disaster.
The 'process' of entering a new Ice Age could begin coming upon us in full force (rather like in the movie "The Day After Tomorrow") at any time, or it could take three to five year to fully play out with early glaciation beginning in North America and Europe and Asia this winter (both models have existed in the beginnings of different Ice Ages in Earth's past).
Here is the link:
Here is another link to another article that talks about the same thing from the Activist Post:
The whole thing is very interesting, right or wrong. I hink that an ice age is immenent, probably not tomorrow, but someday, and whether we see global warming or cooling, it's completely natural, not man made, the huge ego of mankind aside. The good news is that either will thin the herd and get rid of a large part of humankind, which can only help the Earth.