Leading scientists predicted the start of a cooling trend in 2008 and now are seeing their predictions come true. This is in sharp contrast to global warming alarmists whose hectoring about ever increasing man-made warming doesn’t match global temperature measurements.
Professor Mojib Latif, a member of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), predicted the new cooling trend in a paper published in 2008 and warned of it again at an IPCC conference in Geneva last September. And now, lookee lookee, we have just seen record cold temperatures across the globe. We had snow in Florida, record cold in Cuba, and more than a hundred deaths attributed to cold weather in Europe.
To be fair, the current record cold is a meteorological phenomenon, and is being caused by the “Arctic oscillation” which is right now the strongest it has been in 60 years. This is causing the jet stream to dip down further south than normal bringing cold arctic air with it. However Professot Latif suggests that this relates to much longer-term climate processes.
These longer-term processes are known as the Atlantic and Pacific “multi-decadal oscillations’ (MDOs). MDOs represent a change in ocean temperatures which switch between warm and cold on a 20-30 year cycle. We are currently in the beginning of a cold spell as noted in a parter Latif published in 2008.
And it’s not just the northern hemisphere that is affected. Prof Anastasios Tsonis, head of the University of Wisconsin Atmospheric Sciences Group, has shown the these MDOs move across the globe flipping the world’s climate back and forth again and again.
MDOs present a much more accurate explanation for the observed changes in the world’s climate than do Henny Penny alarmism over carbon dioxide concentrations. In 1922, the Washington Post reported that Greenland’s glaciers were fast disappearing. The late 30’s saw temperatures rise again. In 1975, Newsweek magazine warned of the coming ice age. The we had the well known period of worry over rising temperatures of the 80’s and 90’s. Now we have cooling again.
William Gray, emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at Colorado State University said, “Most of the rise in temperature from the Seventies to the Nineties was natural. Very little was down to CO2 – in my view, as little as five to ten per cent.”
Of course, none of this will stop the alarmists from continuing to predict gloom and doom. There is simply too much money involved in global warming nonscience to expect otherwise. Pinned to my bulletin board is a cartoon taken years ago from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. In it a student is questioning his teacher:
Student: “Professor, what’s the most convincing proof of global warming?”
Processor: “Simple, you fool! Global Warming gets all the grants!”
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