Recently I noted that the Russians seem to be more concerned about global cooling than global warming. Now, another Russian scientist, Khabibullo Abdusamatov, has gone on record predicting a coming global ice age — with dire consequences.
According to the scientist, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has risen more than 4% in the past decade, but global warming has practically stopped. It confirms the theory of “solar” impact on changes in the Earth’s climate, because the amount of solar energy reaching the planet has drastically decreased during the same period, the scientist said.
He predicts that solar activity will continue to decline until around 2041, leading to a deep cooling period beginning a decade or so later. The impact on global climate will be catastrophic, rivaling the “Little Ice Age” that ravaged Europe and North America between 1645 and 1715.
Therefore, the Earth must brace itself for a growing ice cap, rather than rising waters in global oceans caused by ice melting.
Mankind will face serious economic, social, and demographic consequences of the coming Ice Age because it will directly affect more than 80% of the earth’s population, the scientist concluded.
Hmmm. Wonder how long it will take for the media to pick up on this latest sky-is-falling scenario. Or for Al Gore to come out with An Inconvenient Truth: The Sequel.