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article imageGeologist warns of looming global cooling threat at conference

By Andrew Moran     May 17, 2010 in Environment
Chicago - During a climate change conference in Chicago over the weekend, one geologist presented his case that global warming is over but global cooling could be the new concern for the next two to three decades because it's much worse than global warming.
In January, Digital Journal reported that Mojib Latif, a professor at the Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University and a scientist involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said the Earth could go through a “mini ice age” over the next 20 to 30 years.
Figures published in the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) in Colorado and the Danish Meteorological Institute showed that the Arctic Ice had the highest level of growth in the last six years. The IPCC also concluded that they had underestimated the Antarctic sea ice increase by 50 per cent.
However, according to Russia-IC, Russian geophysicists do not see global cooling in the foreseeable future. Researchers believe there is no reason for massive cooling to exist at the present time.
Others also believe there is no end in sight to global warming, such as Mark Serreze of the NSIDC who said, “If you look at the Arctic as a whole we might get to average amounts of sea ice for the time of year. But the ice is thin and quite vulnerable and it can melt very quickly.”
During the 4th International Conference on Climate Change in Chicago on Sunday, Geologist Dr. Don Easterbrook presented a new scientific paper that urges the world to forget about global warming and focus their attention on another dire threat: global cooling.
The Emeritus Professor at Western Washington University believes global warming is over for the next few decades but global cooling will last for the next two to three decades and will be much more of a problem than global warming.
The author of eight books and 150 journal publications provided excerpts on the problem of global cooling, reports Climate Depot:
“Global cooling will have an adverse effect on food production because of shorter growing seasons, cooler growing seasons, and bad weather during harvest seasons. This is already happening in the Midwestern U.S., China, India, and other places in the world. Hardest hit will be third world countries where millions are already near starvation levels.”
“Decrease in the ability to cope with problems related to the population explosion. World population is projected to reach more than 9 billion by 2050, an increase of 50%. This means a substantial increase in demand for food and energy at a time when both are decreasing because of the cooling climate.”
Easterbrook further added that new studies show that extreme cold kills twice as many people as extreme heat. He also said an increase in energy per capita demands, especially for heating.
Easterbrook’s entire paper can be found near the bottom of Climate Depot’s website.
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