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The chilling effect of an ice age

12 February 2016

The biggest news on the wires this morning is the confirmation that Einstein was correct when he predicted the existence of gravity waves.

I contemplated writing today's column on that subject but realised that (as is usual), I'd already covered the subject a month ahead of everyone else back on January 13th.

So today I'm writing about a potentially massive problem for New Zealand which, although small in probability, is very high in consequences.

The catalyst for this column is a piece I read on the science wires a few days ago which claimed that even a relatively small asteroid impact with earth could throw us into a mini ice-age. Such an event would cause temperatures to plunge by an average of 8 degrees C and that could be very, very bad news for New Zealand.

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Yes, people have been complaining about the lack of forums for months now so I finally got off my chuff and finished the transition to the new server and the commissioning of the new forums.

Unfortunately you will have to re-register, it just wasn't practical to transition the IDs from the old server -- although the old stuff will be maintained in a "read-only" capacity for some time to come.

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Take a moment to introduce yourself to the rest of the Aardvark community and pretty shortly I'll be expanding the number of forums to encompass a number of areas that are regularly discussed on this site.

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