SWITZERLAND – Physicists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research, or CERN, announced a series of breakthroughs in scientific research today that point to an emergence of a new ice age which could potentially threaten life on earth as we know it. CERN, which is located in an underground facility along the Franco-Swiss border, is best known for the Large Hadron Collider, a 27 kilometer ring of superconducting magnets located 100 meters underground, making it the largest particle accelerator in the world.
Scientists launched the Large Hadron Collider in 2008 with a series of experiments conducted by smashing accelerated particles together, including the discovery of a particle similar in nature to that of the theoretical Higgs boson, and a successful attempt to recreate the conditions following the Big Bang to within a billionth of a second. Beginning in 2013, under the direction of world renowned physicist, Dr. Geppetto Bosconovitch, scientists began experiments intended to predict the rate at which climate change will impact the planet. “We’ve been able to recreate the conditions and environment of our own planet, using data from probability models, predictive analytics, and other resources. The results have been truly astounding,” says Dr. Bosconovitch.
Scientific opinion on climate change has overwhelmingly supported the theory that Earth is becoming increasingly warmer, however new data suggests otherwise. “The Earth only appears to be getting warmer,” says Dr. Bosconovitch. “Due to a natural shift in the earth’s gravitational pull, we’re seeing warmer climates in the northern and southernmost hemisphere, causing the rapid depletion of our polar ice caps. Meanwhile closer to the equator temperatures are dropping and because of that we’re seeing longer and colder winters, coupled with extreme weather, particularly in regions of the globe previously thought to be immune to such climates.”
The most recent Ice Age began approximately three million years ago and continues to this day, however the earth entered a warm inter-glacial period beginning about eleven thousand years ago, which CERN says is about to end. “Human civilization has only existed for about ten thousand years,” Dr Bosconovitch says. “That’s a pin drop in terms of our planet, which has been around for 4.54 billion years. In that time the earth’s climate has fluctuated drastically in both directions, causing ice ages, floods, and extinctions on a scale we can’t even fathom. It’s all part of the natural cycle of life that makes up planet Earth. Our existence here has no real affect one way or another.”
Dr. Bosconovitch’s says regions closer to the equator, particularly in the United States and parts of Asia, could start seeing temperatures in the winter months as low as -75 degrees Fahrenheit within the next ten to fifteen years. “This will have a significant impact on how we live. it will affect agriculture; certainly there will be mass food shortages. Travel will become increasingly difficult as temperatures continue to drop further and further below freezing. As a species we are being given very little time to adapt and evolve to the changing climate. We could likely see an extinction level event for most life on earth by the end of this century.”
Parts of the Midwest and the eastern United States have seen record lows this winter with temperatures reaching well below freezing as far south as Florida. Meanwhile the city of Boston has become virtually incapacitated, having already received nearly a hundred inches of snow this year with no signs of a break in sight.