New ice age?

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    Welcome to the new Ice Age

    Lorne Gunter, National Post Published: Monday, February 25, 2008

    Forget global warming: Welcome to the new Ice Age
    Snow cover over North America and much of Siberia, Mongolia and China is greater than at any time since 1966.

    The U.S. National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) reported that many American cities and towns suffered record cold temperatures in January and early February. According to the NCDC, the average temperature in January "was -0.3 F cooler than the 1901-2000 (20th century) average."

    China is surviving its most brutal winter in a century. Temperatures in the normally balmy south were so low for so long that some middle-sized cities went days and even weeks without electricity because once power lines had toppled it was too cold or too icy to repair them.

    There have been so many snow and ice storms in Ontario and Quebec in the past two months that the real estate market has felt the pinch as home buyers have stayed home rather than venturing out looking for new houses.

    In just the first two weeks of February, Toronto received 70 cm of snow, smashing the record of 66.6 cm for the entire month set back in the pre-SUV, pre-Kyoto, pre-carbon footprint days of 1950.

    And remember the Arctic Sea ice? The ice we were told so hysterically last fall had melted to its "lowest levels on record? Never mind that those records only date back as far as 1972 and that there is anthropological and geological evidence of much greater melts in the past.

    The ice is back.
     
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    Wrong Again: The National Post on Climate Change, Part 2 - Raise the Hammer
     
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    We're in an interglacial period right now. We've come out of a so-called little ice-age, and we're due to head into one (in terms of geological time, not human time).

    The problem is, we don't have enough data to really know what is going on with the climate. In the 1970s climatologists thought we might be getting ready to undergo changes leading up to another ice age. They may still be right. A shift like that is going to cause some chaos in the climate. It could be that the warming we've experienced is part of that. We simply don't know at this point.
     
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    Come on, Al Gore knows!
    He got a Nobel Peace prize and everything! :eusa_angel:
     
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    Yeah and so did Arafat. lol
     
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    I can see me getting banned from this message board for speaking out against Obama.
     

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