Scientists: mini ice age set for 2030

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(WTNH)– Solar researchers are warning that a “mini ice age” could be headed for Earth in 2030.

According to scientists at the University of Northumbria, models show a cold weather cycle is set for between 2020 and 2030 because of a decrease in solar activity. These findings come after the researchers claim to have created a new and more accurate method for predicting solar cycles.

The study claims that this will happen because the solar cycles will cancel each other out in a phenomenon known as “Maunder minimum”, ‘The Daily Mail’ reports.

This won’t be the first time a mini ice age has occurred. One hit between 1646 and 1715 and the mini ice age anticipated for 2030 will mirror those icy conditions.

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