The future may not roast us--it may freeze us instead. We may even be heading for a mini ice age like the one that occurred in the 17th Century. In other words, we may soon have a REAL reason to dread December!
The rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997, despite the fact that CO2 levels have continued to rise without interruption, and now average temperatures are plunging, worldwide. The sun is now heading towards a "grand minimum" in its output, which will mean cold summers, bitter winters and a shorter crop growing season.
It may have been a relatively mild winter in the US, but there was already a deadly cold snap in Europe. This may have a lot to do with shrinking amounts of ice in the Arctic.
The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says July 2011 was the fourth-warmest July on record, which melted a large amount of sea ice. Sea-ice levels last July were the lowest in 30 years. And as warmer air rises into the stratosphere over the Arctic, colder surface air moves south bringing storms to Europe.
In the Daily Mail, David Rose quotes Danish researcher Henrik Svensmark as saying, "World temperatures may end up a lot cooler than now for 50 years or more. It will take a long battle to convince some climate scientists that the sun is important. It may well be that the sun is going to demonstrate this on its own, without the need for their help."
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