“This is how major ice ages begin!” says one commentator in response to record snowfall in an area of Japan. Apparently this area got one years worth of snow in ONE DAY! The snow is sea-effect snow and it has stranded hundreds of people, caused power outages, and caused the Hokkaido ski resort to shut down due to too much snow! The heavy snow areas are in the Tottori, Okayama, and Hyogo prefectures.
Troops were called in to help with the rescue of hundreds of people. The town of Chizu recorded 85 cm (almost 3 ft) of snow within a 24 hour period. Other towns in the region recorded similar amounts of snow accumulation.
Record snow and record lows have been recorded all over the world in the past few months. In fact it has snowed in places that haven’t ever seen snow or haven’t seen it in decades such as the Sahara Desert. Moscow, Russia says this winter is the snowiest winter in 20 years and snow accumulations in the Sierra Nevada are at record levels.
So is the ice returning? Some scientists who reject global warming and who advocate global cooling say yes. And, in fact, they claim we are overdue! They also say man caused warming may be the only thing saving human civilization right now! Warming? Cooling? Chaos? One thing you can count on 100% is that our planet’s climate IS changing! Question is just how drastically is it going to change and to what?