It was 27 degrees when I left for work at 6:30 this morning. I tried to remember the last time that it had been this cold and couldn't. Along came the perfect explanation: The mini ice age starts here:
The bitter winter afflicting much of the Northern Hemisphere is only the start of a global trend towards cooler weather that is likely to last for 20 or 30 years, say some of the world’s most eminent climate scientists.
Their predictions – based on an analysis of natural cycles in water temperatures in the Pacific and Atlantic oceans – challenge some of the global warming orthodoxy’s most deeply cherished beliefs, such as the claim that the North Pole will be free of ice in summer by 2013.
According to the US National Snow and Ice Data Centre in Colorado, Arctic summer sea ice has increased by 409,000 square miles, or 26 per cent, since 2007 – and even the most committed global warming activists do not dispute this.
Well hooray, the poley bears are saved! Who knew that weather patterns are cyclical? That explains the ice in Tampa Bay today.
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