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"However, temperatures will again be rising quickly by about 2020(...)."
Only a short summary for those that don't care to read the article... -)
If you read the article, they also go on to say that they've just started collecting data on ocean cycles but yet they feel confident enough to make a pretty long range prediction.
How does the earth's wobble affect temps? What if the "global warming' is all just part of a bigger natural cycle? Wasn't so long ago they were predicting the next ice age... (70s)
Scientists are still debating the past with regard to the snowball earth and the water earth. And of course, the effect of a single volcanic eruption that could slow or stop global warming for a century or more. Look up "the year without a summer" Happened in 1816.
What about the scientists telling us that a single volcanic eruption puts more pollutants (and greenhouse gases) into the atmosphere than the entire Industrial Revolution did?
IMO, neither global warming nor cooling are likely. It is, indeed, rubbish. So-called "scientists" just want attention - they just want something to do. Beleive it or not, nature creates more greenhouse gasses that humans. Read "An Inconvenient Book [amazon.com]" by Glen Beck.
I can't stand people spewing forth this hogwash.
I think science has proven that the Earth has definite warming and cooling periods. Something like 10,000 years of "warm" and over 100,000 years of "cool". We've been in a relatively warm period since humans have flourished (one of the warmest next to modern days) being Roman times.
The thing I don't get is that we had a mini-ice age in the mid 1800s. Scientists are comparing those temperatures to todays. Of course temperatures are going to be higher.
Don't get me wrong, we need to do something about pollution. I like to keep my living space clean (it is messy, but not dirty). (Of course, what happened to "Acid Rain" that was going to melt us all?