The prediction by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climatic Change (IPCC) of one degree increase in earth’s temperature by 2011 doesn’t appear likely to happen. The earth has not been warming over the past decade as was predicted by the IPCC computer model...
A Washington professor thinks it is more likely that we are entering a cooling phase. Given the history of climate change, which shows 30-year cycles of warming and cooling, it’s more likely we are entering into a cooling era, according to Prof. Don Easterbrook Western Washington University.
In fact, “record setting cold” plummeted earth’s temperatures in 2007-08. Rather than drastic global warming at a rate of 1° F per decade as predicted by IPCC, records of past natural cycles suggest global cooling until about 2030.
If the cycles hold true to form, then the next 30 years will have weather more like that between 1945 – 1977, said Easterbrook, rather than the warming mode the earth was in after 1977, which seems to have peaked in 1997.
Climate changes of the past have been 12 to 20 times more intense than have been the changes of the 21st Century, said Easterbrook, who has been studying alpine glacier fluctuations in the North Cascade Range. The IPCC modeling was based upon the assumption that CO2 causes earth’s temperatures to rise, a correlation not yet proven.