This is going to get ugly. Exactly as we told you.
Watch the people around you. They're really, really slow. It takes a long time for it to sink in that these things are happening, even when they take place right before their eyes. People talk a good game. The truth is that their minds are really, really slow and absorb new ideas at a snail's pace. Dissembling and sophistry is how they conceal the fact they are trying to accommodate a change to their previous world view. They don't just go "blam" the way I do and shift paradigms overnight. It's not the way their nervous systems are wired. You see this in software development all the time. They get clear feedback that what they are doing isn't working. It's obvious. Rather than respond to the feedback and amend themselves, they'll instead redouble their efforts in the same failed direction over and over again until they run out of money or resources.
Ice Ages always coincide with volcanism and earth changes. Stuff moves around a lot. The little creatures on top of these plates can get squished or killed in the time it takes to blink.