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Is global warming reversing?

Asked by tj27 (40points) February 28th, 2008

According to NASA, the Earth’s temperature has dropped sharply (.75 degrees Celsius) over the last 12 months. It is now almost as cold as the coldest parts of the 1980s.

Is this just a blip, or could it represent a reversal of the global warming trend?

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neonez's avatar

In short, no. I’m not exactly a scientist but global warming can cause unusual weather patterns like cold fronts. We’re definitely feeling this in Chicago as it was about 12 degrees F this morning.

tj27's avatar

I’m talking about the global land-ocean temperature index, not extreme cold weather patterns. Global warming doesn’t cause temporary global cooling… does it?

neonez's avatar

Not that I know of, but it may be a blip as you suggested. I can’t think of any other possibility.

tj27's avatar

Yeah, pretty big blip though. I guess we’ll see how the temperature moves from here.

ironhiway's avatar

The sun has been cooling off the past two years. The scientist’s are monitoring this. Though it could trigger an ice age, they currently expect it to reverse as it has in the past.

Global warming also has the potential to trigger an ice age if the Ocean currents slow down or stop moving, sort of like your A/C or heater breaking.

Zaku's avatar

Try saying “climate change” instead of “global warming”.

Pazza's avatar

THE INDEPENDENT-ONLINE – Global warming is ‘causing more hurricanes’
MAIL-ONLINE – Global warming stopped 16 years ago

Who the hell knows…......

The main-stream-media doesn’t seem to be able to make its mind up.

Personally I think moving through the galactic plane is going to cause a magnetic flip.
I would imagine this would affect the sun aswell. Since it is my understanding that we are overdue an iceage, maybe that’s what causes them?

Pazza's avatar

The guardian seems to think the climate changes?......

Will climate change lead to more droughts?

Will climate change lead to more droughts they ask?


But its definitely leading to winter.
And I’m pretty sure early next year it will lead to spring!

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