Check out Time magazine:
"The discoveries of changes in the sun's heat ( TIME, May 5) and the southward advance of glaciers in recent years have given rise to conjectures of the possible advent of a new ice age."
Carefully check out the New York Times links.
Ice Age Predicted
If the chronological factor is curious, then you are on to something.
A 2006 online article lays out the time line for the "science" of climatology. It's quite informative...tell your friends.
They don't even have to read it; they can just look at the pretty pictures and time-lines.