Professor Vladimir Paar
A leading scientist has revealed that Europe could be just five years away from the start of a new Ice Age.
While climate change campaigners say global warming is the planet’s biggest danger, renowned physicist Vladimir Paar says most of central Europe will soon be covered in ice.
The freeze will be so complete that people will be able to walk from England to Ireland or across the North Sea from Scotland to northern Europe.
Professor Paar, from Croatia’s Zagreb University, has spent decades analysing previous ice ages in Europe and what caused them.
“Most of Europe will be under ice, including Germany, Poland, France, Austria, Slovakia and a part of Slovenia,” said the professor in an interview with the Index.hr.
“Previous ice ages lasted about 70,000 years. That’s a fact and the new ice age can’t be avoided.
“The big question is what will happen to the people of the Central European countries which will be under ice?
“They might migrate to the south, or might stay, but with a huge increase in energy use,” he warned.
“This could happen in five, 10, 50 or 100 years, or even later. We can’t predict it precisely, but it will come,” he added.
And the professor said that scientists think global warming is simply a natural part of the planet.
“What I mean is that global warming is natural. Some 130,000 years ago the earth’s temperature was the same as now, the level of CO2 was almost the same and the level of the sea was four metres higher.
“They keep warning people about global warming, but half of America no longer believes it as they keep freezing,” he said.
And he added: “The reality is that mankind needs to start preparing for the ice age. We are at the end of the global warming period. The ice age is to follow. The global warming period should have ended a few thousands of years ago, we should have already been in the ice age. Therefore we do not know precisely when it could start – but soon.”