Scientists: Global warming? No, actually we're cooling

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    Sep 09, 2013 5:17 AM GMT
    I mean it's kind of positive but there are also a lot of issues if the world is starting to cool...

    here has been a 60 per cent increase in the amount of ocean covered with ice compared to this time last year, they equivalent of almost a million square miles.

    In a rebound from 2012's record low an unbroken ice sheet more than half the size of Europe already stretches from the Canadian islands to Russia's northern shores, days before the annual re-freeze is even set to begin.

    The Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific has remained blocked by pack-ice all year, forcing some ships to change their routes.

    A leaked report to the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) seen by the Mail on Sunday, has led some scientists to claim that the world is heading for a period of cooling that will not end until the middle of this century.

    And then there's this for a bit of perspective of the trend line - we've had a massive reversal but it may not be the reversal of the trend:
  • CecilWitte

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    Sep 09, 2013 3:33 PM GMT
    Well yes, even with us enhancing the greenhouse effect, the Earth's natural cycle will still continue.
    At least it'll mean less drought...
    I thought about it from a practical point of view: I'm at 51 degrees north, 1km above sea level, so I'm lucky here if the frost-free period is longer than 110 days. So it may get hotter and fruits will be sweeter, but if the frost-free period doesn't get any longer, there's not much point.