Modern people have trouble remembering to wash their hands leaving the restroom. No way is the western world going to be able to cope with a new Maunder Minimum.
The feedback mechanism in the human brain that tells them they need to change their approach isn't working any longer in the West. In the 1700's if they had an unexpectedly hard winter I guarantee you they would have been loaded for bear come the following year and doubled up on everything they would need when the next one hit.
They had a good warning in 2011. Atlanta is a city run by enrichers. Anybody with the lights on upstairs would have been fully prepared in 2013 and 2014. They weren't. They don't react to feedback and alter their plans accordingly.
This used to happen constantly in the civil defense programs of the 1950's. The local officials never failed to notice a pattern or to think about weaknesses in their strategy. They'd go straight in asking for appropriate resources to respond in a different way the next time an emergency hit. This is why America had an amazingly responsive civil defense system in 1963, the year I was born.
Modern day Kwanstainia specializes in dumb looks and baffled doubletakes. No amount of advance warning they need to buy more snowplows or store more rock salt ever turns on anything resembling a lightbulb in their politically correct brains. They just run around in circles squawking like chickens and blaming it (whatever it is) on global warming. This is what rushes in to fill the vacuum left by organic failure at the game of life.
The next Ice Age is going to depopulate that continent real quick, one way or another.
These are early days. It ain't even got cold yet, carpetbaggers. See if you want to still live there after a couple of years with no summers in them. We'll see. I don't think the climate is going to agree with you.