November 3, 2013
SO, IF WE TAKE GLOBAL WARMING SERIOUSLY...:
A global cooling consensus (Lawrence Solomon, 31/10/13, Financial Post)
Now an increasing number of scientists are swinging back to the thinking of the 1960s and 1970s. The global cooling hypothesis may have been right after all, they say. Earth may be entering a new Little Ice Age."Real risk of a Maunder Minimum 'Little Ice Age,'" announced the BBC this week, in reporting startling findings by Professor Mike Lockwood of Reading University. "Professor Lockwood believes solar activity is now falling more rapidly than at any time in the last 10,000 years [raising the risk of a new Little Ice Age] from less than 10% just a few years ago to 25-30%," explained Paul Hudson, the BBC's climate correspondent. If Earth is spared a new Little Ice Age, a severe cooling as "occurred in the early 1800s, which also had its fair share of cold winters and poor summers, is, according to him, 'more likely than not' to happen."
...shouldn't its advocates be recommending that we radically increase carbon emissions?Posted by Orrin Judd at November 3, 2013 8:46 AM