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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Oops - forget global warming; there's a mini ice age coming

The UK's Daily Mail reports that the Met Office and the University of East Anglia have, "without fanfare", released data showing that there has been no global warming for the past 15 years and that a "mini ice age" may be imminent:
The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.

The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.

Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.

Meanwhile, leading climate scientists yesterday told The Mail on Sunday that, after emitting unusually high levels of energy throughout the 20th Century, the sun is now heading towards a ‘grand minimum’ in its output, threatening cold summers, bitter winters and a shortening of the season available for growing food.

You don't say. The UK's Met Office and the University of East Anglia are the chief proponents of the anthropogenic global warming hypothesis that has resulted in the hasty implementation of poorly-planned, coercive and expensive "green energy" policy initiatives by governments world-wide. Dalton McGuinty - call your office.


Anonymous said...

When do you think we will see and hear anything of this on CBC, CTV Global or in any of the MSM newspapers. NEVER!!!

Anonymous said...

old news. i read this some years ago on CO2 science .org. their projection was an average 1.3 degrees reduction in temp by 2030. that would make for some very cold places on the planet.