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Scientists say earth is cooling

Physics Prof. Quing Bin-Lu of Canada's University of Water-loo, put together a peer reviewed study showing "natural changes" in the inter-play of cosmic rays and chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) for "warming" temperatures in recent years. In other words, our cars, factories, and machines had little if anything, to do with it.

Prof. Bin-Lu and his colleagues have determined the warming period has about come to an end because the CFC's have left. The scientific team believes the CFC's will not be seen again, " perhaps for the next 50 years (when another warming cycle might begin)."

The Canadian research team released a statement accusing Britain's Climate Research Unit, one of the early groups to declare the Earth was warming and man-made hydrocarbons were responsible, of trying to hide the decline.

As more and more scientists step forward and are now predicting cooling for the next 30-50 years, who do you believe?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Mar. 3, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (13)
  • It has all been a bunch of bull crap to destroy capitalism. Al Gore was to make big money off of cap and trade.

    Did you see the New York times, gas will have to go up to $7.00 a gallon to meet Obama's standards he is calling for.


    Answer by Natesmom507 at 2:24 PM on Mar. 3, 2010


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:14 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • well, they were wrong about the tsunami's, so who knows what to believe? man doesn't know what's going to happen.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • This was one paper written by one scientist that studied CFCs and the hole in the ozone.

    People don't understand statistics. The warmest temperature recorded was 1998. In order for there to be global warming every year doesn't need to get warmer. Scientists look at decades. Since 1999 was cooler than 1998 does that mean there has been no global warming?

    Global warming is a fact. Over the last century temps warmed by 5 degrees. That isn't much but it is huge for ecosystems. We could have a decade that is cooler. That isn't even a surprise since we have had the warmest temps recorded! That doesn't mean there isn't global warming. There still could be a 5 degree or more warming over this cenury.

    What is a debate is if global warming is due to human activity. It is most likely due to both natural cycles and human activity. CFC's are an example of human activity.

    Answer by Gailll at 11:45 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • I think we're at the very beginning of a cooling trend. I also think that, given we've only been scientifically tracking the earth's climate habits for about 150 years or so, there's A LOT we don't know about warming/cooling cycles. The global warming thing is starting to remind me a little bit of Chicken Little.

    Answer by eema.gray at 11:46 AM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • 1-It's not just ONE scientist, Gailll. 

    2-We were told WARMING was the big problem, remember? (Al Gore and his hockey stick graph)

    3-And 20-50 years of COOLING would wipe out any WARMING we have had. 

    4-It wasn't until it was clear that the warming had stopped 10-15 years ago that they changed the name to Climate Change.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:11 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Here is an well-respected IPCC climatologist. 

    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.

    Read more:


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:12 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • In order for there to be global warming every year doesn't need to get warmer. Scientists look at decades.

    And the climate has actually gotten cooler in the last 10-15 years.  The largest degree of warming was in the first half of the  1900's.


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:15 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Professor Jones also conceded the possibility that the world was warmer in medieval times than now – suggesting global warming may not be a man-made phenomenon.

    And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming.

    Read more:


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

  • Doesn't surprise me. Maybe this the same cooling trend we were promised in the 70s. lol

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:26 PM on Mar. 3, 2010

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