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Global warming may become global cooling this century

Last Updated: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 19:33

London: A leading analyst has claimed that global warming is set to become global cooling this century, with temperatures falling by about 0.5 degree Celsius by the year 2050.

According to a report in Daily Express, the analyst in question is Professor Michael Beenstock from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, who said that theories of climate change are wrong.

He warned that climatologists have misused statistics, leading them to the mistaken conclusion global warming is ­evidence of the greenhouse effect.

He told London’s Cass Business School that the link between rising greenhouse gas emissions and rising temperatures is “spurious”, adding, “The greenhouse effect is an illusion.”

Professor Beenstock said that just because greenhouse gases and temperatures have risen together does not mean they are linked.

He claims that the real cause of rising temperatures is the sun, which he says is at its hottest for over 1,000 years, but is “beginning to stabilize”.

“If the sun’s heat continues to remain stable, and if carbon emissions continue to grow with the rate of growth of the world economy, global temperatures will fall by about 0.5C by 2050,” Professor Beenstock said.

Citing predictions by climatologists in the 1970s of a new Ice Age, Professor Beenstock said, “I predict that climatologists will look equally foolish in the years to come. Indeed, it may be already happening.”


First Published: Monday, February 8, 2010 - 19:33
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