Earth, it seems, has a powerful regulatory mechanism built into its climate. Heat increases to a certain point, and then the whole system breaks down. Cold air comes roaring down from the north, flooding the previously overheated northern hemisphere.
Suddenly, a new era of cold weather begins. We know, generally, how this happens But not even science has as yet faced the fact that this change must be accompanied by an absolutely massive release of energy, as earth's climate strives to re-organize itself. In other words, this great shift of climate is almost certainly accompanied by a great storm or series of storms, a weather upheaval outside of contemporary human experience. We believe that it has happened before, and that traces of what we are calling the superstorm exist in the fossil record."
Extracts from 'The Coming Global Superstorm' (pages 12/13) by Art Bell and Whitley Strieber (2000)