"Stock up on fur coats and felt boots!" advises Oleg Sorokhtin, a fellow of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and senior scientist at Moscow's Shirshov Institute of Oceanography. "The latest data . . . say that earth has passed the peak of its warmer period, and a fairly cold spell will set in quite soon, by 2012."
Sorokhtin dismisses the conventional global warming theory that greenhouse gases, especially human-emitted carbon dioxide, is causing the earth to grow hotter. Like a number of other scientists, he points to solar activity - sunspots and solar flares, which wax and wane over time - as having the greatest effect on climate.
As much as I despise the deceit behind the climate change scare, there are some good results that are coming from it. We as humans are more cognizant of the environment and the world around us. There has been a big push to not litter, to conserve energy, to not waste resources, to protect our supplies of drinking water, etc. One other thing I see coming from it is becoming independent from foreign oil. This is a topic for a whole different thread, but if we wanted to establish real, meaningful change in this world, we would not be so dependent on foreign oil.