Forget global warming...
It's Cycle 25 we need to worry about
(and if NASA scientists are right the Thames will be freezing over again)
Met Office releases new figures which show no warming in 15 years
*New Solar Energy Slump: as deep as the 'Maunder minimum'?
*World Temperatures drop again.
*Global Cooling enters it's 2nd Decade!
*Sunspot numbers cut in half.
*World Temperatures drop 1/2 degree.
Based on readings from more than 30,000 measuring stations, the data was issued last week without fanfare by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit. It confirms that the rising trend in world temperatures ended in 1997.
Met Office climate models show there should have been 'steady warming from 2000 until now'. 'The real issue is whether the model itself is accurate.'
The Sun is now heading towards a 'grand minimum' in its output, threatening cold summers, bitter winters and a shortening of the season available for growing food.
'World temperatures may end up a lot cooler than now for 50 years or more,'
World temperatures have fallen by more than half a degree since the end of last year.
'We're now well into the second decade of the pause,'
said Benny Peiser, director of the Global Warming Policy Foundation. 'If we don't see convincing evidence of global warming by 2015, it will start to become clear whether the models are bunk. And, if they are, the implications for some scientists could be very serious.'
'If temperatures continue to stay flat or start to cool again, the divergence between the models and recorded data will eventually become so great that the whole scientific community will question the current theories,' he said.
'The responsible thing to do would be to accept the fact that the models may have severe shortcomings when it comes to the influence of the sun,' said Professor Curry. As for the warming pause, she said that many scientists 'are not surprised'.
The Sun was highly active for much of the 20th Century.
Four hundred years of sunspot observations:
"The implications for some scientists could be very serious.'
Of course the politicians will have made their money and a new crop will espouse the need to "do something".