Solar scientists at the University of Northumbria in the U.K. are projecting that instead of global warming we're heading for a mini-ice age. ETA is sometimes the 2030s.
The London Telegraph explains:
Solar researchers at the University of Northumbria have created a new model of the sun's activity which they claim produces "unprecedentedly accurate predictions".
They said fluid movements within the sun, which are thought to create 11-year cycles in the weather, will converge in such a way that temperatures will fall dramatically in the 2030s.
Solar activity will fall by 60 per cent as two waves of fluid "effectively cancel each other out", according to Prof Valentina Zharkova.
In a presentation to the National Astronomy Meeting in Llandudno, she said the result would be similar to freezing conditions of the late 17th century.
The art accompanying the article shows London policemen skating on the frozen Thames in a 1900 photo and a fair being held on the frozen river in a seventeenth century drawing..
One's first thought of course is: Oh, dear, if true, this would certainly be an inconvenient truth for our friends in the global warming movement. I say: not a bit of it.
Before you expect Al Gore to fire up the fossil fuels in an attempt to burn a hole in the ozone and keep us warm through a mini-ice age, I predict: global warming, global cooling, they're the same to the activists: the prescriptions will be the same. Less human activity of the kinds that progressives don't like.
Indeed, Christopher Booker spotted an emerging cooling cadre of activists in 2011. Booker cited some cooling science (and there is a lot of science to indicate that we're heading in that direction) but concludes it won't make much difference to the activists:
Whatever happens now, whether it is hot or cold, whether we get heatwaves or record snowfalls, floods or droughts, sooner or later we hear those familiar little voices piping up to tell us that the blame for all these 'extreme weather events' still lies on 'disruption' to the climate caused by the sinful activities of mankind.
They're all at it — from the environmental activists of Greenpeace, the WWF and their allies in the BBC and the Met Office, to those thousands of scientists across the world who have received billions in funding from governments investing in climate change research and prevention — all still battling to keep in being the greatest scare story in the history of the world.
The truth is that it becomes ever more obvious that none of them really has a clue as to what is responsible for the changes in our climate.
In other words, if you are a climate activist, there is no such thing as an inconvenient truth.