Russian Scientist: Earth Will Soon Enter New Ice Age
January 24, 2008 (LPAC)-- On Jan. 22, Russian scientist Khabibullo Abdusamatov, head of the Space Research Lab at the Pulkovo Observatory in St. Petersburg said, in an interview with RIA Novosti that, "temperatures on Earth have stabilized in the past decade, and the planet should brace itself for a new Ice Age rather than global warming." Abdusamatov also said, "according to the scientists, 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. Had global temperatures directly responded to concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, they would have risen by at least 0.1 degrees Celsius in the past ten years - however, it never happened."
Abdusamatov warns, "In 2008, global temperatures would drop slightly, rather than rise, due to unprecedentedly low solar radiation in the past 30 years, and would continue decreasing even if industrial emissions of carbon dioxide reach record levels." He added, "By 2041, solar activity will reach its minimum according to a 200 year cycle, and a deep cooling period will hit the Earth approximately in 2055-2060. It will last for about 45-65 years and by mid-21st century the planet will face another Little Ice Age, and therefore, the Earth must brace itself for a growing ice cap, rather than rising waters in global oceans caused by ice melting." He concluded by saying, "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."