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The mini ice age starts here!

David Rose in the Mailonline today makes a salient point about the current freeze currently affecting much of the northern hemisphere;

“This isn’t just a blip we can expect colder winters for quite a while!”

How long is quite a while?

“20 – 30 years at least!

Why is this happening?

The current freeze is the product of the ‘Arctic oscillation’ – a weather pattern that sees the development of huge ‘blocking’ areas of high pressure in northern latitudes, driving polar winds far to the south.

Meteorologists say that this is at its strongest for at least 60 years.

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