Baby, it’s cold outside. That sentiment is not just part of a kind of rapey Xmas song, but a fact brought about by the ROUND Earth orbiting the sun in the way that it does and tilting on its axis. To mangle a phrase – winter has come.

And with winter comes ice and snow, at least at the latitudes closer to the poles. And even here, in this brittle transparent crystalline solid, usually water, you can snow shovel up some conspiracy theories.

We’ll look at nature used as an insult, snow that burns, the World Ice Theory, Ice Ages that are coming (or already here), buried mountains, Nazis in Antarctica, alien vegetables, Easter Island and more.