2008 Will Cool Down, But Not Really

Apparently British Forecasters are predicting 2008 to be cooler than 2007 but still in the top 10 hottest years since 1850.

 LONDON (Reuters) – 2008 will be slightly cooler than recent years globally but will still be among the top 10 warmest years on record since 1850 and should not be seen as a sign global warming was on the wane, British forecasters said.

The Met Office and experts at the University of East Anglia on Thursday said global average temperatures this year would be 0.37 of a degree Celsius above the long-term 1961-1990 average of 14 degrees and be the coolest since 2000.

Then there is this Russian Scientist, Dr. Oleg Sorokhtin, that says to get ready for global cooling!

MOSCOW. (Oleg Sorokhtin for RIA Novosti) – Stock up on fur coats and felt boots! This is my paradoxical advice to the warm world.

Earth is now at the peak of one of its passing warm spells. It started in the 17th century when there was no industrial influence on the climate to speak of and no such thing as the hothouse effect. The current warming is evidently a natural process and utterly independent of hothouse gases.

The real reasons for climate changes are uneven solar radiation, terrestrial precession (that is, axis gyration), instability of oceanic currents, regular salinity fluctuations of the Arctic Ocean surface waters, etc. There is another, principal reason—solar activity and luminosity. The greater they are the warmer is our climate.

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3 thoughts on “2008 Will Cool Down, But Not Really

  1. Oh, Puleeeeze! Consider the source– a Russian scientist who is most likely in the back pocket (with rubles in hand) of the ever-growing (and soon to eclipse the Saudis) Russian oil biz! Show me a Russian scientist who is not on the payroll (or at gunpoint) of the Russian oligarchy and I’ll show you a Dubya who can properly pronounce “Nuclear!”

  2. Oleg Sorokhtin has made a name for himself as a geophysicist for oil and gas interests in Russia. His research has led to the exploration and recovery of numerous oil and gas fields in that region.

    Sorokhtin’s most recent foray, into the field of climatology, has been met with sharp criticism from Russia’s scientific community. While his research is extremely well funded (by fossil fuel interests) it has not been able to withstand peer-review.

  3. Hey, even the Global Warming ecomanics are saying that carbon emissions might cause an ice age, why wouldn’t a change in solar activity go so to a greater degree?

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