Saturday, August 26, 2006

Russian scientist predicts global cooling

United Press International A Russian scientist predicts a period of global cooling in coming decades, followed by a warmer interval.

Talk about being Politically Incorrect.
Khabibullo Abdusamatov expects a repeat of the period known as the Little Ice Age. During the 16th century, the Baltic Sea froze so hard that hotels were built on the ice for people crossing the sea in coaches. The Little Ice Age is believed to have contributed to the end of the Norse colony in Greenland, which was founded during an interval of much warmer weather. Abdusamatov and his colleagues at the Russian Academy of Sciences astronomical observatory said the prediction is based on measurement of solar emissions, Novosti reported. They expect the cooling to begin within a few years and to reach its peak between 2055 and 2060.
In 1970 the scientists were predicting another Ice age. Now they are screaming Global Warming. I figured that around 2040 they would be screaming about another Global Ice Age, and by 2075 it would be back to Global Warming. Maybe we should just stop listening to them regardless of what claims they are making.
"The Kyoto initiatives to save the planet from the greenhouse effect should be put off until better times," he said. "The global temperature maximum has been reached on Earth, and Earth's global temperature will decline to a climatic minimum even without the Kyoto protocol."

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