Monday, September 15, 2008

Old Farmer's Almanac

Old Farmers Almanac: Global cooling may be underway
By David Tirrell-Wysocki, Associated Press Writer

DUBLIN, N.H. — The Old Farmer's Almanac is going further out on a limb than usual this year, not only forecasting a cooler winter, but looking ahead decades to suggest we are in for global cooling, not warming.

Based on the same time-honored, complex calculations it uses to predict weather, the Almanac hits the newsstands on Tuesday saying a study of solar activity and corresponding records on ocean temperatures and climate point to a cooler, not warmer, climate, for perhaps the next half century.

"We at the Almanac are among those who believe that sunspot cycles and their effects on oceans correlate with climate changes," writes meteorologist and climatologist Joseph D'Aleo. "Studying these and other factor suggests that cold, not warm, climate may be our future." Read More

The Old Farmer’s Almanac is predicting an extended cooling period for our climate. Much to the dismay of those that are hoping for global warming, a rapidly growing body of scientists say that there are numerous signs pointing to global cooling.

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