Thursday, May 20, 2010

Global Cooling Is Coming

I don't take this clown anymore seriously than I do Phil Jones, and I take them both less seriously than I do Dr James Hamsimian. Nobody can predict the weather, because nobody ever knows what the sun is going to do. The point is, it's not settled. There's no consensus. And almost anyone who's been out of their house in the past 15 years could tell you at worst the temperature hasn't changed at all; at best it's gone down. Maybe you noticed you froze your ass off this winter. I know I did.

One thing he is correct about: cooling is far worse than warming.

    Fox "News" -

    The hottest new trend in climate change may be global cooling, some researchers say.

    Contrary to the commonly held scientific conclusion that the Earth is getting warmer, Dr. Don Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University and author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers, has unveiled evidence for his prediction that global cooling is coming soon.

    “Rather than global warming at a rate of 1 F per decade, records of past natural cycles indicate there may be global cooling for the first few decades of the 21st century to about 2030,” said Easterbrook, speaking on a scientific panel discussion with other climatologists. This, he says, will likely be followed by “global warming from about 2030 to 2060,” which will then be followed by another cooling spell from 2060 to 2090.

    Easterbrook spoke before a group of about 700 scientists and government officials at the fourth International Conference on Climate Change. The conference is presented annually in Chicago by the Heartland Institute, a conservative nonprofit think tank that actively questions the theory of man's role in global warming. Last year the Institute published Climate Change Reconsidered, a comprehensive reply to the United Nations' latest report on climate change.

    "Global warming is over -- at least for a few decades," Easterbrook told conference attendees. "However, the bad news is that global cooling is even more harmful to humans than global warming, and a cause for even greater concern."

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