‘Global cooling to continue’

Don Surber
Charleston Daily Mail

AP: “Global cooling to continue”

OK, the full headline attributed the quote to the Farmer’s Almanac — ” Old Farmer’s Almanac: Global cooling to continue” — but the headline was an admission by the Associated Press that the world is cooling and not heating up.

It will “continue.”

That is quite an admission from an organization that in the past accepted at face value governmental claims about global warming. Perhaps Climategate gave editors second thoughts.

It is also quite an admission from the publishers and editors of Old Farmer’s Almanac who believe in “warming caused by increased greenhouse gases.”

I have no idea if the globe is warming, cooling or samening.

I doubt that man is causing the planet to do anything. Mankind is more of a carbuncle.

The Associated Press report:

Old Farmer’s Almanac: Global cooling to continue
Associated Press Writer

DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) — Most of the country will see a colder-than-usual winter while summer and spring will be relatively cool and dry, according to the time-honored, complex calculations of the “Old Farmer’s Almanac.”

The 2011 issue of the almanac, which claims to be the nation’s oldest continuously published periodical, was released Tuesday. It predicts that in the coming months, the Earth will continue to see a “gradual cooling of the atmosphere… offset by any warming caused by increased greenhouse gases.”

The “Old Farmer’s Almanac” also is forecasting a weak La Nina — a climate phenomenon marked by an unusual cooling of the sea surface in the tropical Pacific Ocean.

Janice Stillman, editor of the almanac, said that means much of the eastern half of the United States will experience lower-than-normal temperatures with less snow while Mid-Atlantic states will see more snowfall than usual. The West will see a mild winter with average precipitation, she said.

Meanwhile, the South will experience a cold and wet summer and the Rockies should see a mild and dry winter, according to the New Hampshire-based “Old Farmer’s Almanac.”

“It’ll be cold. There will be no mistaking winter,” Stillman said. “But it may be a little shorter or we may see some small warm spells in places like the East Coast.”

The 219-year-old “Old Farmer’s Almanac” and its longtime competitor, the Maine-based “Farmers’ Almanac,” still draw droves of fans despite it being the age of the Internet and mobile phone apps…

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