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By Climatologist Cliff Harris

Several Canadian environmental scientists agree that the new JASON SATELLITE indicates at least a 23-year cycle of global cooling ahead. Count me in!

This oceanographic satellite shows a much larger than normal persistent Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). Cooler PDO phases usually last 21 to 25 years, so we should be quite chilly as a planet until at least 2030, maybe longer.

Remember, I have another cycle of INTENSE GLOBAL WARMING, as I mentioned at our March 2, 2007 climate seminar at the Coeur d’Alene Resort, due by 2031 to 2038, when all of my major cycles ‘collide in chaos.’

These alternating ‘natural’ climatic cycles defy the so-called ‘climate consensus’ that human-emitted carbon dioxide was responsible totally for the recent cycle of global warming that began in the late 1970s and peaked in 1998.

The Earth’s previous warming phase from 1915 through 1939, which peaked in 1936 during the infamous ‘Dust Bowl Days,’ was almost as warm as the recent cycle of global warming. Yes, I said, ‘global warming.’ I’m a firm believer in frequent climate changes. I also favor cutting down sharply on air pollution, particularly in the urban ‘heat islands.’

The last cooler cycle of global temperatures occurred from late 1939 to early 1976, peaking (or bottoming) in 1973. The harsh winters during World War II helped the U.S. and its allies defeat the Germans and later assisted our G.I.s in the Korean War due to extremely heavy snows and subzero temperatures north of the 38th Parallel.

In the past ten years, especially the past couple of years, the Earth’s climate has begun to cool, even though CO2 emissions have soared on a worldwide scale. How many years of declining temperatures will it take to finally break up Al Gore’s ‘global warming consensus’? Only time will tell, probably when all the money runs out.