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13 Jul 15 22:41
Date Joined: 13 Dec 11
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The Earth could be plunged into a 'mini ice age' in just 15 years from now according to new research which looks at the Sun's activity cycle.

The research is based on a new highly accurate solar model and shows that the Sun's solar activity will plummet by around 60 per cent between 2030 and 2040 causing what will essentially be a 'mini ice age'.

whats happened to global warming thenPlain
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Report TheFifthEmpire July 13, 2015 11:07 PM BST
If Portugal and Spain are not conquered again by socialists you've an alternative, you can buy a house and start a business in Algarve (great beaches and golf) or Andaluzia (great monuments and beaches).

We need more population and to populate again some areas we want people from the British Isles and Northern Europe.
Report salmon spray July 13, 2015 11:12 PM BST
I MIGHT be able to afford somewhere in Greece. Buying a Spanish property at the height of the boom Crazy is what has reduced me to relative penury.
Report TheFifthEmpire July 13, 2015 11:17 PM BST
I want to invest some money in Portugal or Spain, in tourism and agriculture BUT I'm going to wait and see if the euro survives... or not.

Greece with Syriza is not for me...
Report pawras July 14, 2015 6:29 AM BST
When I was there last year stuff in northern cyprus seemed cheaper than the southern part, but that may now change..
Report tonkability July 14, 2015 10:29 PM BST
Mixing with the Muslims in Northern Cyprus must be the greed in you!Cry
Report sean rua July 15, 2015 6:51 AM BST
The forecast may depend on which one ye read:
Burt reports on a piece saying mini-ice age in 15; dude I read yesterday says climate change ( the other way) will have us all fkd in 35.

There is no guarantee any is correct, imo.
Report pawras July 15, 2015 6:59 AM BST
tonks - I stayed at one of those casino resort hotels on the coast near kyrenia  so didn't have to deal with them a general basis
Report sean rua July 24, 2015 9:16 AM BST
There certainly is climate change.
The causes may be debatable.

Despite them playing about with the oil prices ( mostly saudi arabia with advice from is rael), many petroleum-based products are still quite dear.
This is why the powers-that-be keep hinting at interest-rate hikes and talk of "inflation" being needed.

Meanwhile, the huge subsidies to the oil industry from the tax-payers continue unabated. Russian oligarchs benefit hugely. They buy up expensive properties in England's capital city with ease.

At the same time, there is the usual housing shortage. Heating bills go through the roof.

Yes, things were probably worse under feudalism, but now is the time to move on from capitalism. it has played its part.
Now we need to look for a better way of doing things.

Time to move on away from rule by perverts who couldn't care a fk about us.
Report treetop July 26, 2015 8:54 PM BST
To a different system where we are ruled by perverts who don't give a f*** about us ?
Report sean rua July 28, 2015 10:43 AM BST
No, treetops,
to a system ruled by us and not by privileged perverts.

Sure, democracy will have its weaknesses, but no longer will the rich be able to bully the poor. Their "edge" will be gone, and nobody will have to sell themselves in order to survive.
Thus one major causal factor will be no more.

However, things like what happened with wealthy folk like Nigella and the old advertising guy may always be with us. We are only fkn humans.

There is no utopia. We have to make the best of what we have. The current set- up is not the best way to organise the world. Anybody who steps back and thinks about things can see that.
Report treetop July 30, 2015 9:00 PM BST
I can see it has its faults sean but the path to the alternative is always packed full of widespread death,hatred and injustices followed by a similar set of scumbags at the top persecuting the masses. Changing one set of tyrants for another via mass protests never seems to work so I am happy to settle for gentle change within a democratic capitalist system.
Report sean rua July 31, 2015 9:26 AM BST
Well, this is "gentle change" take is formulated and developed during capitalism, treetops.

Capitalism was only ever just a passing thing, as socialism will be too, in all probability.

We needed capitalism to get us out of feudalism. These "isms" are all just rough generalisations to provide simple, pragmatic, understanding of wtf is going on.
Without them, we can get bogged down in the trivia of day-to-day specifics. These are things that have to be faced on a personal level. Politics are for the Big Picture.

'Tis all in the hearts and minds. Some things capture these; some things don't. Ask the big high-tech outfits: most have hit set-backs at some time or other.
They tell me this "Windows 10" ain't too big a hit.

Btw, we are trying to devise a scheme that does away with the "need" for "tyrants" or "protests".
All sh it like that has to be "engineered out" at the design stage.

Trying to rush into the shoes of old tyrants with nothing but ill-thought-out emotions is NOT effective.
This is where the reformists go wrong. They are short-sighted and forsake PRINCIPLES.

In other words, instead of robert Mugabe we get grace Mugabe. Good for fk all!

Similarly, all this cr ap about jeremy, nige, or any of the other silly fkrs. They are part of the problem and can never be the solution.
Look back at how a conservative cnt like blair took power via the nulab party and then went to war in Iraq for fk all except Bush and oil company interests.
Now the dopey fkrs are wondering why there are refugees! Most of the so-called "enemy" are now working for tyrants in Syria.

Think of all the unneccessary suffering that has resulted from spending millions on doing the wrong thing.

Years ago, at Katanga, Congo, the Irish were left stranded and out-numbered bc the UN was underfunded and miss-managed by superpowers inc France, UK, USA, Russia.

A similar problem exists in Lebanon.

Trying to sort things out under the umbrella of global capitalism doesn't work, in my experience.

We must plan a new way. When this plan is accepted by an overwelming global majority of the world's people, it will work, and things will be much better.

Anything less will just be a hit-and-miss muddle like we have now.

Btw, that fence in Calais, built and paid for by the british taxpayers, cannot be complete yet. Video footage would make one assume that 'tis a piece of sh it. I cannot believe they've spent so much on something that wouldn't keep a chicken out. Reporters and journalists must be filming something else, imo.
Dave and Boris have much better security around their gaffs, so I cannot believe this is the best they could come up with.
Report sean rua July 31, 2015 9:27 AM BST
gentle change that is formulated ....
Report sean rua August 1, 2015 8:33 AM BST
Mini Ice Age?

Autumn seems to be coming early. Cold at night and a lot of leaves down already.
Report TheBaron August 1, 2015 6:03 PM BST
I remember talk of an Ice age in the 1960's.  I suppose if we wait long enough it'll arrive sooner or later.
Report treetop August 1, 2015 11:30 PM BST
Your sentiments are laudable sean but I fear the reality would be disastrous,we don't need or ask for tyrants,they tend to impose themselves.
Report sean rua August 2, 2015 9:46 AM BST
Point is, treetops,

"Prevention is Better than Cure."

many of the world's problems today stem from things done in the past. These things are generally part of the system.

We change the system we eliminate the problem. 'Tis all a matter of DESIGN.
This is the way for PROGRESS.

Fking about fire-fighting is not the long-term SOLUTION. Our way is.

'Tis up to us; we want it or we don't.

Tyrants can only thrive in a conducive environment. The same is true of our totally opposite scheme. This can only work when enough of us want it and work for it.

Don't get me wrong: we'll still have to work under communism. That's the main way we get things done and get what we need.Happy
Report treetop August 2, 2015 5:37 PM BST
Communism may be an OK system if it worked but I can't think of any system of communism to date that hasn't spawned tyrants and unhappiness with their own people.
Report sean rua August 3, 2015 9:14 AM BST
Like I said, treetops, true communism has existed ONLY in men's heads. It is a GLOBAL system that cannot work in isolated patches. Communes may be able, but only on a limited scale, bc the over-riding system in force is still capitalism.
For a global system to come in peacefully and democratically, we need an overwhelming majority of the world's people to be in favour.

This is a big task; that's why wasting time and resources on futile reformism is so bad.

The real battle is for men's minds and hearts. We can win, but effort needs to be on the right lines.

At present, largely through media pressure and propaganda, folk are quickly appeased by material gimmicks. Look how quickly the cell-phone became so wide-spread, and
along with it, sh ite like twa tter, fcbk, be bo, insta and the rest. All designed to keep folk dwelling on trivia and thus miss the Big Picture.
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