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Updated 25 August 06


Russian Scientist Forecasts 
Global Cooling in 6-9 Years 

Global cooling could develop on Earth in 50 years and have serious consequences
before it is replaced by a period of warming in the early 22nd century, a Russian
Academy of Sciences’ astronomical observatory’s report says, the RIA Novosti
news agency reported Friday.

On the basis of solar emission research, Khabibullo Abdusamatov and his
colleagues concluded that a period of global cooling similar to one seen in the late
17th century — when canals froze in the Netherlands and people had to leave their
dwellings in Greenland — could start in 2012-2015 and reach its peak in 2055-2060.

He said he believed the future climate change would have very serious
consequences and that authorities should start preparing for them today because
“climate cooling is connected with changing temperatures, especially for northern


Russian scientist predicts global cooling

25 Aug 06 - Khabibullo Abdusamatov expects a repeat of the period
known as the Little Ice Age. During the 16th century, the Baltic Sea
froze so hard that hotels were built on the ice for people crossing the
sea in coaches.

The Little Ice Age is believed to have contributed to the end of the
Norse colony in Greenland, which was founded during an interval of
much warmer weather.

Abdusamatov and his colleagues at the Russian Academy of Sciences
astronomical observatory base their prediction on measurement of
solar emissions. They expect the cooling to begin within a few years
and to reach its peak between 2055 and 2060.

"The Kyoto initiatives to save the planet from the greenhouse effect
should be put off until better times," he said.

  Thanks to Todd (TLS) for this link.




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