A team of European researchers are out with a new study that will "infuriate" climate change activists warning of melting glaciers as a result of global warming.
The scientists say that their research models indicate the earth is likely to undergo a "mini ice age" that may last about a decade.
Northumbria University professor Valentina Zharkova said it's something that hasn't been experienced since the 1600s and that the freeze could occur between 2030 and 2040.
"Their findings will infuriate environmental campaigners who argue by 2030 we could be facing increased sea levels and flooding due to glacial melt at the poles," the British newspaper, Express, reported.
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A similar drop in temperatures occurred from 1645-1715 and resulted in London's famous River Thames completely freezing over.
The 70-year-long ice age was known as the "Maunder Minimum."
Researchers predicted that by 2030 temperatures will begin to drop. Their findings were based on a scientific model developed to help them determine when exactly the next freeze might occur.
Zharkova told Express that a 60 percent drop in sun flares and sun spots will cause of the phenomenon.
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