An odd prediction: global cooling

With all the talk about global warming lately, how do you feel about an organization that predicts that global cooling may be in our future instead?

Last year, this organization did very well with it's North American forecast, predicting above-normal snowfalls in the Northeast and drier weather elsewhere. As you will recall, Toronto and other cities broke snowfall records.

We're talking about the Old Farmer's Almanac, which has just published its latest edition. Founded in 1792, The Almanac is the oldest continuously published periodical in North America. It uses a complex formula for it's forecasts, based on sunspot cycles and other factors. The publication says that solar activity and marine temperatures indicate that, contrary to public opinion,  a cold climate may be in our future for maybe the next half-century.

If they're right again, we will need to stock up on oil and gas for more heating.  Is it possible that we'll have record demands on energy, while global temperatures go down instead of up?

It's an intriguing question. 

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  1. The old farmers almanac looks at odd things like the sun to predict weather and climate. Some would like you to believe man creates everything.
    Take a look at the lack of cycle 24 sunspots and the potential for cooling seems eerie? Where have the sunspots gone?

  2. Thanks for your note...I'm learning something new every day. It seems we sometimes forget how small we are in the vast scheme of things.

    I'm not sure which way this prediction will go, but we won't have long to find out.