“Britain should brace itself for another freezing winter with the return of La Niña,” says Jonathan Leake today in The Sunday Times.
Some suggest that last year’s icy winter in Britain – one of the coldest winters on record – was linked to the strong La Niña.
With La Niña now returning for the second year in a row, concerns are rising that last year’s miserable winter was just the beginning of an intolerably long series of such winters.
Research from the Met Office suggests that Europe could be facing a return of the “little ice age” that gripped Britain 300 years ago, causing decades of bitter winters, Leake warns.
The prediction, to be published in Nature, is based on observations of a slow-down in the sun’s emissions of ultraviolet radiation.
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