This gem in the Washington Post may be the stupidest on record
As for that image of Londoners frolicking at “frost fairs” on the frozen-over Thames? Those had less to do with the activity of the sun than the activities of humans. Historical climatologist George Adamson told the BBC last year that the river used to freeze because of the architecture of the old London Bridge, whose arches prevented salty sea water from passing upriver and lowering its freezing point. The construction of a new bridge in the 19th century, and other landscape changes that made the river flow faster, brought an end to those festivals — less so than the end of the Maunder minimum.
The suggestion that arches on the bridge control the direction the river flows, goes beyond the pale of stupid. And then they top it with the idea that a faster flowing river now will bring more salt in from the sea.
Where do they train people to be that stupid?