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Old 05-06-2014, 11:28 AM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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Okay, thanks, although I think a lot of people who know more then I do may disagree with you. If you search for "Little Ice Age" will you find thousands of links. Here are a couple.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/op...-age.html?_r=0

Little Ice Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yep, the Little Ice Age was a thing. I also think the average annual temperature during that period was only 3-5 degrees cooler. A 10-20 degree drop would be pretty serious. It only takes a small change in temperature to have a big climatological effect.
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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Okay, thanks, although I think a lot of people who know more then I do may disagree with you. If you search for "Little Ice Age" will you find thousands of links. Here are a couple.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/op...-age.html?_r=0

Little Ice Age - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The second line of the wikipedia entry you linked to clearly states that this was not a true ice age. Apparently some people did refer to this period of lower than average temperatures as a "Little Ice Age." I was unaware of this. However regardless of what people call it, it wasn't an ice age in the true sense of the term and as I stated, the last ice age was over 10,000 years ago.
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA
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I don't think a single city can experience a "mini-ice age". and if it it occurred in Philly, I'm sure that the rest of the world would benefit greatly.
Maybe we could kick off that wasteland you call Texas? It's ALWAYS hot there, there's literally nothing for miles and miles (hence the reason you guys have 80mph speed limits on your high-ways), and once you get out of Dallas, Houston, and Austin basically every one looks like George W. Bush and John McCain (and votes for them, too).
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:30 PM
 
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Hopefully it would reduce the size/population of the cockroaches.
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Old 05-19-2014, 05:54 PM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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If it means that it's 10-20 degrees cooler in summer, I'm all for it!! I wouldn't care if it never got above 80 again.
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Old 05-20-2014, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Macao
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If philly were to experience a mini ice age, say a drop in average temperature of 10-20 degrees, do you think this would ultimately improve or harm the city?
I'd imagine it would be the same. 10-20 colder would be like Chicago, and plenty of people live in Chicago.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:15 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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I'd imagine it would be the same. 10-20 colder would be like Chicago, and plenty of people live in Chicago.
More like 5 degrees cooler in the summer and 10 in the winter.
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