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Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age
<HR style="COLOR: #ffffff" SIZE=1><!-- / icon and title --><!-- message -->Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.
The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average." .....

We missed what was right in front of our eyes," says Prof. Russell. It's not ice melt but rather wind circulation that drives ocean currents northward from the tropics. Climate models until now have not properly accounted for the wind's effects on ocean circulation, so researchers have compensated by over-emphasizing the role of manmade warming on polar ice melt.
But when Profs. Toggweiler and Russell rejigged their model to include the 40-year cycle of winds away from the equator (then back towards it again), the role of ocean currents bringing warm southern waters to the north was obvious in the current Arctic warming.
Last month, Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, shrugged off manmade climate change as "a drop in the bucket." Showing that solar activity has entered an inactive phase, Prof. Sorokhtin advised people to "stock up on fur coats."

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The comparison of scale of what a volcano spews relative to what little we spew makes this whole human caused global climate change laughable in itself. Add to that the many incorrect math models that are all biased toward a desired result, and the manipulation through politics is vivid. Freezing was first detected in the late 1800's, and then warming was decided in the 1930's, then freezing again in the 70's, then warming again recently and now freezing again. Hence the new term, Global Climate Change. It's all laughable. It will always continue to change, that much is certain.

Is there anyone out there that remains so naive to think that human activity can have more of a temperature effect than the sun and other forces of nature on this gigantic living/breathing planet we call earth...then you need to check your sources.
 

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I am no expert in these matters, What I can tell you though is that, we do not understand the dynamics of climate well enough to make a call accurately about the future...
I also think if politicians kept their noses out, we might get a better picture without the political filters for information coming through. Its difficult to see any story out there without a political bias when it comes to global cooling or warming..

My thinking is , nothing is happening
 

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Lorne Gunter: Welcome to the new ice age
Posted: February 25, 2008, 11:01 AM by Marni Soupcoff Lorne Gunter<INPUT id=ctl00_Main_WeblogPostTagEditableList1_ctl01_State type=hidden value=value:%3CA%20href%3D%22%2Fnp%2Fblogs%2Ffullcomment%2Farchive%2Ftags%2FLorne%2BGunter%2Fdefault.aspx%22%20rel%3Dtag%3ELorne%20Gunter%3C%2FA%3E name=ctl00$Main$WeblogPostTagEditableList1$ctl01>

Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.
The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."
China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.
There have been so many snow and ice storms in Ontario and Quebec in the past two months that the real estate market has felt the pinch as home buyers have stayed home rather than venturing out looking for new houses.
In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint days of 1950.
And remember the Arctic Sea ice? The ice we were told so hysterically last fall had melted to its "lowest levels on record? Never mind that those records only date back as far as 1972 and that there is anthropological and geological evidence of much greater melts in the past.
The ice is back.
Gilles Langis, a senior forecaster with the Canadian Ice Service in Ottawa, says the Arctic winter has been so severe the ice has not only recovered, it is actually 10 to 20 cm thicker in many places than at this time last year.

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