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Old 05-05-2014, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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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?
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:51 PM
 
Location: North by Northwest
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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?
lol wut?
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: back in Philadelphia!
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I thought this was going to be a thread about this &^@$#^* winter.
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Old 05-05-2014, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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I thought this was going to be a thread about this &^@$#^* winter.
Exactly. We did experience a mini Ice Age and it's only now ending. It sucked.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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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'm gonna have to get smoked up for this one ...
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:05 AM
 
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I'm not an expert, but I believe there was a mini ice age around the 1700's / 1800's. People seemed to do just fine, and the city experienced it's greatest growth in history.
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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I'm not an expert, but I believe there was a mini ice age around the 1700's / 1800's. People seemed to do just fine, and the city experienced it's greatest growth in history.
Major ice ages last tens of millions of years. Even minor ice ages last at least thousands of years. There was no ice age in the 18th or 19th century. The last ice age was the one in which humans traveled across frozen sections of the pacific ocean over 10,000 years ago.

OP can't find shoes and is now wondering about an ice age.....
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Old 05-06-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Texas, USA
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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.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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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.
And how would that be, BroccoliMan?
A mini-ice age wouldn't kill us; we'd only get tougher and angrier.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:42 AM
 
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Major ice ages last tens of millions of years. Even minor ice ages last at least thousands of years. There was no ice age in the 18th or 19th century. The last ice age was the one in which humans traveled across frozen sections of the pacific ocean over 10,000 years ago.

OP can't find shoes and is now wondering about an ice age.....
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
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