“Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I’ve tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice.” –Robert Frost
Sure, it’s getting colder and colder all over the northern hemisphere, as the cold season of winter approaches. But we can be fairly confident that this won’t be the case forever: the Earth will tilt its northern hemisphere back towards the Sun, and warmer weather, after a few months, will ensue once again.
If only that were true for our Universe! It’s getting colder and colder, and there’s no respite in the foreseeable future. In fact, it looks like this is a problem that’s not only getting worse and worse, it’s getting worse at a faster rate!