Scientists at the US National Solar Observatory (NSO) and US Air Force Research Laboratory have announced that the Earth could be headed directly into another mini Ice Age.
Three separate analyses of the Sun show that a period of reduced solar activity may begin within 10 years. Scientists say this reduction of solar activity can have a big and lasting effect on Earth´s temperatures.
NASA research shows the previous mini Ice Age corresponded with reduced solar activity. NASA reported that the last time this happened, snow fields remained year-round at lower latitudes; while rivers which normally remain ice-free, froze over.