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  1. #1 Forget global warming - it's Cycle 25 we need to worry about 
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    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
    By DAVID ROSE
    Last updated at 5:38 AM on 29th January 2012


    The supposed ‘consensus’ on man-made global warming is facing an inconvenient challenge after the release of new temperature data showing the planet has not warmed for the past 15 years.

    The figures suggest that we could even be heading for a mini ice age to rival the 70-year temperature drop that saw frost fairs held on the Thames in the 17th Century.

    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.

    Meanwhile, leading climate scientists yesterday told The Mail on Sunday that, after emitting unusually high levels of energy throughout the 20th Century, 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.

    Solar output goes through 11-year cycles, with high numbers of sunspots seen at their peak.
    We are now at what should be the peak of what scientists call ‘Cycle 24’ – which is why last week’s solar storm resulted in sightings of the aurora borealis further south than usual. But sunspot numbers are running at less than half those seen during cycle peaks in the 20th Century.

    Analysis by experts at NASA and the University of Arizona – derived from magnetic-field measurements 120,000 miles beneath the sun’s surface – suggest that Cycle 25, whose peak is due in 2022, will be a great deal weaker still.


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    That's good news. Last summer was a bitch.
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    isn't there a thread on this already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fettpett View Post
    isn't there a thread on this already?
    All I know is that it's 70 degrees outside and I would like a winter, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    All I know is that it's 70 degrees outside and I would like a winter, please.
    Screw you buddy, the last two winters had enough snow in them for at least 10 years so I wont complain if we have one mild winter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bailey View Post
    Screw you buddy, the last two winters had enough snow in them for at least 10 years so I wont complain if we have one mild winter.
    70 degrees isn't a mild winter; it's a mild fall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    All I know is that it's 70 degrees outside and I would like a winter, please.
    I'm hit or miss on whether or not I would like a winter but in Philly it's been +5 degrees higher than normal for December and +4 degrees higher for Jan. And it's going to be 62 on Feb 1. :eek:

    I really don't mind. However, get djones in here, with his military experience/training and explain this shit!!!
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    it was 52 today....all our snow melted
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