“The first half of 2008 was the coolest for at least five years,” Reuters has reported, based on a release by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) on Wednesday August 20.
This fact is a sharp embarrassment for global warming alarmists, many who have been predicting brimstone and fire, if urgent steps are not made to revisit the world’s political and economy structure, to give more leverage to the UN and its organs, who supposedly hold the key to save mankind from total environmental catastrophe. The truth however, is that there has been no global warming since 1998 when temperatures leveled off; and now they are beginning to plummet in direct correlation with decline in sunspot activity.
Much anecdotal evidence is at hand to announce what might be the onset of a coming global cooling: China reportedly recently experienced its coldest winter in 100 years while northeast America was hit by record snow levels. In Britain, many are reportedly yearning for global warming as the country suffered its coldest April in decades.
However, available hard data are even more compelling. Despite the predictions by man-made global warming advocates that there would be a mass melting of the polar ice caps this summer, conservative analyses of data collated from the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the University of Illinois show that Arctic ice extent was 30 per cent greater on August 11, 2008 than it was on the August 12, 2007. A similar trend of cooling is also observed at the Antartica, down south.
(Paul Joseph Watson, Prison Planet, Aug. 19, 2008). In fact, a recent release from the prestigious Armagh Observatory in the UK (www.arm.ac.uk/) affirms that global temperatures are actually set to drop by two degrees over the next 20 years as solar activity grinds to a halt and the planet drastically cools down. The Armagh observatory which has been measuring sun cycles for over 200 years, believes such cooling could potentially herald the onset of a new ice age.
Contrast all these with the confident predictions of global warming advocates, such as David Barber of the University of Manitoba, who had told the influential National Geographic Magazine in June that “We’re actually projecting this year that the North Pole may be free of ice for the first time [in history].” Earlier in February, Dr. Olav Orheim, head of the Norwegian International Polar Year Secretariat, had also told Xinhua, “If Norway’s average temperature this year equals that in 2007, the ice cap in the Arctic will all melt away, which is highly possible judging from current conditions.”
Unfortunately, just like the global warming of the past few decades, there is little man can do to influence the more deadly global cooling once it starts! It may not be an unreasonable proposition, turning to the One who put the planet in orbit in the first place, to find out what next to do.