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Russian scientist says Earth could soon face new Ice Age

Posted by Thunder Pig on January 24, 2008

Don’t throw away those parkas just yet, lefties!

ST. PETERSBURG, January 22 (RIA Novosti) – Temperatures on Earth have stabilized in the past decade, and the planet should brace itself for a new Ice Age rather than global warming, a Russian scientist said in an interview with RIA Novosti Tuesday.

“Russian and foreign research data confirm that global temperatures in 2007 were practically similar to those in 2006, and, in general, identical to 1998-2006 temperatures, which, basically, means that the Earth passed the peak of global warming in 1998-2005,” said Khabibullo Abdusamatov, head of a space research lab at the Pulkovo observatory in St. Petersburg.

According to the scientist, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has risen more than 4% in the past decade, but global warming has practically stopped. It confirms the theory of “solar” impact on changes in the Earth’s climate, because the amount of solar energy reaching the planet has drastically decreased during the same period, the scientist said.

Had global temperatures directly responded to concentrations of “greenhouse” gases in the atmosphere, they would have risen by at least 0.1 Celsius in the past ten years, however, it never happened, he said.

“A year ago, many meteorologists predicted that higher levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would make the year 2007 the hottest in the last decade, but, fortunately, these predictions did not become reality,” Abdusamatov said.

He also said that in 2008, global temperatures would drop slightly, rather than rise, due to unprecedentedly low solar radiation in the past 30 years, and would continue decreasing even if industrial emissions of carbon dioxide reach record levels.

By 2041, solar activity will reach its minimum according to a 200-year cycle, and a deep cooling period will hit the Earth approximately in 2055-2060. It will last for about 45-65 years, the scientist added.

Source: RIA Novosti

Crap! I’ll be too old to enjoy the really cold weather in about 50 years, that is assuming I survive that long. I could get shot tomorrow.

3 Responses to “Russian scientist says Earth could soon face new Ice Age”

  1. Gordon Smith said

    I have a great idea! I’ll dismiss the work of thousands of peer-reviewed scientists and focus instead on a lone Russian scientist. Since he doesn’t believe in global warming, he must be right! Why? Because only liberals believe in all those stupid peer-reviewed, world-class scientists. Smart conservatives believe in creationism and maintaining our standard of living even if the planet goes straight to hell.

  2. Thunder Pig said

    The reports you hear about from the IPCC, etc, are the “Official Political Line” on Global Warming.

    Several of the authors of the IPCC have objected to the “politically correct” manipulation and cherry picking of data, and have tried to get their names removed.

    Their are thousands of scientists who disagree with the notion of “Human-caused” global warming, or CAGW. I will be having a regular series on global warming, so stand-by.

  3. Gordon Smith said

    You sound like a smoker who’s been told he has lung cancer.

    “There are doctors I can find who will say that my cancer is caused by genetic factors and environmental concerns. There’s no proof that smoking caused this cancer! It’s a hoax!”

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