The really scary thing about the coming Ice Age is that it is so effortless and silently efficient for nature to just bury our entire civilization under a layer of snow.
All the squawking, screeching and frenzied sorting of papers and plastics by monkeys in manpants seems ridiculous when suddenly you get 150 inches of snow in a day.
People laugh. This is serious. Someone call the authorities. See if you can book Oprah.
Then you get another 150 inches of snow the next day.
Whew. Hmm, think bonobos in boxer shorts. This really is serious. Cappuccino service could be interrupted.
Then you get another 150 inches of snow the day after that.
Roofs will creak and could fail. Car roofs collapse or are buried so deeply you cannot drive out. Snow plows running around the clock can't make a dent in it. Everything is smothered. The sun vanishes behind vast drifts of snow.
The next day, mostly there is just a cool silence and a white blanket that has made everything sleep under it.