aequalsa Posted January 11, 2010 Report Share Posted January 11, 2010 ...the world will be warmer....or cooler...or the same as a result of CO2. New from the IPCC: The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists.... Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007... ‘A significant share of the warming we saw from 1980 to 2000 and at earlier periods in the 20th Century was due to these cycles – perhaps as much as 50 per cent. ... 'They have now gone into reverse, so winters like this one will become much more likely. Summers will also probably be cooler, and all this may well last two decades or longer. And the finally... In March 2000, Dr David Viner, then a member of the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit, the body now being investigated over the notorious ‘Warmergate’ leaked emails, said that within a few years snowfall would become ‘a very rare and exciting event’ in Britain, and that ‘children just aren’t going to know what snow is’. Now the head of a British Council programme with an annual £10 million budget that raises awareness of global warming among young people abroad, Dr Viner last week said he still stood by that prediction: ‘We’ve had three weeks of relatively cold weather, and that doesn’t change anything. 'This winter is just a little cooler than average, and I still think that snow will become an increasingly rare event.’ The longer the cold spell lasts, the harder it may be to persuade the public of that assertion. Ya think? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/art...tarts-here.html I, by admission, am not qualified to maintain much of a scientific opinion on whether CO2 will melt us, but the level of certainty and extremism they present in the face of significant opposition in regard to an empirical process on a scale this wide strikes me as implausible to the point of laughableness. If these guys are right, I am happy in that it will be much harder to convince everyone to stop consuming but a little saddened at the notion of 30 years of colder winters. I was getting used to 60degrees in January. Ah well. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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