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Climate change – Down not Up?

The recent failed attempt, to replicate Mawson’s expedition in the Antarctic, fails to note that Mawson’s thirty-year-old 380-ton steam yacht Aurora was operating in the very same area in December and January 1912. The 1,782 ton ice-strengthened Shokalskiy is now trapped there. Could this be related to the largely unheralded news that a world record low temperature was recorded by satellite in the Antarctic in 2010, when the temperature plunged to -93.2C (-135.8F). The previous low was in 1983, of -89.2C (-128.6F). Since that time there appear to have been several temperature minima of below -90C in 1997, 2001, 2003 and 2004. It appears that ‘cold news’ is not preferred to ‘hot news’ in any media.

The Met Office’s own monthly figures show there had been no statistically significant increase in the world’s temperature since 1997. They also show an actual decline in UK temperatures over the last fifteen years. In my book Breverton’s Encyclopaedia of Inventions I made the obvious point that Milankovic Wobbles, solar cycles and other factors affected the Earth’s climate far, far more than any man-made emissions, and that building wind power generators (they are not turbines) was an environmental and economic disaster. Indeed, research at Reading University in 2013 pointed out that solar activity was falling at its fastest rate for 10,000 years.

Many forecasters predict that a new Ice Age will begin soon. Habibullo Abdusamatov, of the Pulkovo Observatory of the Russian Academy of Sciences considers that a sharp drop in temperature will start on the Earth in 2014. He considers that our planet began to ‘get cold’ in the 1990s, and the Ice Age will last at least two centuries, with its peak in 2055. Incidentally, according to global warmists, 2055 is also the year when the Earth will start to ‘boil’. The Russian Hydro-Meteorological Centre reports that the expected decrease in temperature will be the fifth over the past nine centuries. Experts call this phenomenon the ‘Little Ice Age’, and it was observed in the 12th, 15th, 17th and 19th centuries. There is a cycle of cold weather throughout millennia. Outside the bureaucracy-bound EU, countries across the world are cutting their ‘green’ emission targets, in recognition of scientific validity rather than Mann’s statistically flawed ‘Hockey Stick of Deception’. Why cannot the IPCC and our politicians recognise that history can teach us something? One suspects that for the IPCC it would be like turkeys voting for Christmas.

Yours despairingly,
Terry Breverton

Letter published in Daily Mail.

Reference: Washington Times