Prof Latif, who leads a research team at the renowned Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University, has developed new methods for measuring ocean temperatures 3,000ft beneath the surface, where the cooling and warming cycles start.
He and his colleagues predicted the new cooling trend in a paper published in 2008 and warned of it again at an IPCC conference in Geneva last September.
Last night he told The Mail on Sunday: ‘A significant share of the warming we saw from 1980 to 2000 and at earlier periods in the 20th Century was due to these cycles – perhaps as much as 50 per cent.
'They have now gone into reverse, so winters like this one will become much more likely. Summers will also probably be cooler, and all this may well last two decades or longer.'
Are you stocked up in long underwear?
Asked by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Jan. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by beadingmom17 at 11:44 PM on Jan. 18, 2010
:::rolls eyes::: CC fanatics they get loonier the colder it gets.
I live in Alaska, I have TONS of Long Janes lol. I really wish it ws still global warming I could use some now.
Answer by Crissy1213 at 2:44 AM on Jan. 19, 2010