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Weather Patterns and Ice Ages 3 of 4.
The first thing I needed to ask myself was, would this cosmological event be a slow, steady progressive approach to an ice age or a rampant precipitation which would signal the end of the world as we know it? The initial conclusion I came up with was a sobering one. With available research conducted over the last one hundred years, I noticed Hubble's prediction of an accelerated regression of galaxies, but by also showing Hubble's early work to be wrong, I understood this isn't an accelerated regression of galaxies, but an accelerated cooling down of our star.
To grasp what I say next, you have to view the starlight we witness in the sky at night like a man about to climb a mountain. If the man struggled up the mountain, then we would witness a collapsing universe, as he reaches the summit, the universe would hold stable. It would neither collapse or expand.
However, as the man starts to gather momentum down the other side of the mountain, we would see the universe quickly begin to expand, all the time gathering pace. Indeed the event would be precipitous.
In the early stages of the ice age, as this event took place, we'd witness inconsistent weather patterns, such as cold summers and hot winters as the star, our Sun desperately struggles to capture the last Solar System gases. Contrary to popular belief, it won't be as simple as just getting progressively cold But as those last remnants of gas are scooped up and swallowed by the dying star, temperatures will start to consistently fall. With less gravity, winds, hurricanes and tornados will become prevalent With more rainfall, land will become swamped and the naturally absorb will produce landmass containing much more water.
The suns evaporation principle will be greatly reduced. Then temperatures will fall still further. The sodden land will freeze much more quickly because of the water absorption, and allow the snow to settle much more quickly, and because the land is already frozen, the snows ability to thaw will be diminished. More snow will continuously fall, the Sun fade and darkness manifest everywhere.
It might not be unreasonable to suggest we'll get some sunlight, but the quantity will be so feeble it won't be worth having. Think how a few days heavy snow effects your life at the moment. The trains don't run, airports and docks are closed, motorways are shut and every moving thing comes to an abrupt halt.
A weeks snow in a modern western country literally closes a nation down. Now pictures the weeks running into months, to years. How would we cope? The simple answer is, we wouldn't. We would be left to our own devices by government, left to fend for ourselves and human nature takes over and a Darwinian survival of the fittest enters the equation. Shops and supermarkets would exhaust their stocks in a matter of days, animals left in the fields would either starve to death or perish in the sub-zero temperatures.
Powerlines will freeze and crumble, telephone exchanges grind to a halt, water pipes freeze. Outside your home snow would blanket everything: trees, bushes, houses, cars, everything. Even if you pould venture out or find a vantage point to survey the ambient area all you'd see in hundreds of miles of pure white snow.
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