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Lars
09-09-2008, 08:53 AM
September 8, 2008

http://www.kitv.com/weather/17426207/detail.html

Almanac: Global Cooling May Be Under Way
Almanac Draws Results From Solar Activity, Weather Records












DUBLIN, N.H. -- If the Old Farmer's Almanac is on target, we're in for global cooling, not global warming.

The latest edition of the Almanac said a study of solar activity and corresponding records on ocean temperatures and climate point to a cooler, not warmer, climate, for perhaps the next 50 years.

For the near future, the Almanac predicts most of the country will be colder than normal in the coming winter, with heavy snow from the Ozarks into southern New England. Snow also is forecast for northern Texas, with a warmer than usual winter in the northern Plains.

Last year, the Almanac correctly predicted "above-normal" snowfall in the Northeast and below-normal snowfall in the mid-Atlantic states.

The Almanac also predicted an active hurricane season in 2009, especially in Florida.

The almanac said its forecasts are from a reclusive prognosticator who uses a secret formula involving sunspots, planet positions and the tidal pull of the moon. They're backed up by things like acorn abundance and fog frequency.

Fiddlerdave
09-12-2008, 05:18 PM
The almanac said its forecasts are from a reclusive prognosticator who uses a secret formula involving sunspots, planet positions and the tidal pull of the moon. They're backed up by things like acorn abundance and fog frequency.Who can argue with the reliability of source for a 50 year forecast like that? Fog and acorns may tell alot about THIS winter, but decades from now?

vince08
09-12-2008, 05:26 PM
if the rain we keep having is anything to go by,we will soon turn into fish,lol.

honestly it hasnt stoped raining where we are all day,and it has been pissing it down.our garden is saturated from days of it you can see the water sitting on the lawn theres no where for it to go.

Flint
09-15-2008, 09:25 AM
I predict that 2037 will be a great year for gypsy moths. I determined this by a careful study of the color of the moon at sunset over the last 3 days.

Coyote
09-15-2008, 09:42 AM
If the Old Farmer's Almanac is on target...
:lol:

The Old Farmer's Almanac is no more accurate than flipping a coin. Their weather prognostications are just for fun.

BuilderBob
09-15-2008, 09:57 AM
:lol:

The Old Farmer's Almanac is no more accurate than flipping a coin. Their weather prognostications are just for fun.

Just like GCMs. :D

A.T. Hagan
09-15-2008, 10:40 AM
:lol:

The Old Farmer's Almanac is no more accurate than flipping a coin. Their weather prognostications are just for fun. More than about two days out so is everyone elses.

.....Alan (it could stand to be a little cooler around here).

rryan
09-16-2008, 11:19 AM
More than about two days out so is everyone elses.

.....Alan (it could stand to be a little cooler around here).

Well fan some heat up here then would'ya?

We have had the coldest September overall EVER recorded here.

Torange
09-26-2008, 02:10 PM
http://features.csmonitor.com/innovation/2008/09/25/warming-in-a-global-cool-period/


Warming in a global cool period

By Peter N. Spotts| Staff Writer for The Christian Science Monitor/ September 25, 2008 edition

With all the focus on human-triggered global warming, it may be hard to imagine that the world is riding a 50-million-year-long cooling trend.

But it is, and blame the trend on a continental-scale collision, say geophysicists Dennis Kent of Rutgers University and Giovanni Muttoni of the University of Milan in Italy.

Researchers say there is strong evidence that increases in atmospheric CO2 contributed to a warm spell 50 million years ago dubbed the Early Eocene climate optimum – the warmest period in 65 million years. But over the following 15 million years, deep sea temperatures fell by about 10.8 degrees F., reflecting a significant cooling at the surface. This cooling ultimately allowed the cycle of ice ages to emerge.
Drs. Kent and Muttoni have mined paleomagnetic and other data and suggest that atmospheric CO2 dropped because India collided with Eurasia, shutting down a productive, natural CO2 factory.

Some 120 million years ago, the subcontinent that is now India was migrating north from Antarctica. As it moved, it shoved the ocean crust that was ahead of it under an existing crustal plate. As long as this zone off the Eurasian coast was under water, bottom muck enriched by carbon from the biologically-rich ocean plunged under the plate. It got recycled as lava in volcanoes along a geological feature dubbed the Kohistan Arc, as well as in a vast lava-oozing formation called the Deccan Traps. The eruptions released the carbon as CO2, which helped warm the climate. But once India collided with Eurasia 50 million years ago, India rode over the top of the zone and shut off the process. This, plus changes in ocean circulation as continents rearranged themselves, contributed to the long chill, the researchers suggest.

The results appear in the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.