"Average global temperatures in 2008 are forecast to be lower than in previous years, thanks to the cooling effect of the ocean current in the Pacific, U.N. meteorologists say.
"The World Meteorological Organisation's secretary-general, Michel Jarraud, said it was likely that an abnormal cooling of sea surface temperatures in the Pacific Ocean, would continue into the summer.
"If the forecast holds true, global temperatures will not have risen since 1998, prompting some to question climate change theory."
It has already been determined that 2004 was the 4th coldest year on record, and 2007 the coldest. And now this prediction for 2008. And weather data at NASA shows that the Earth has been cooling for at least 5 years, and maybe as much as 10.
Well, this is what I have been stating for two years - that the Earth is actually in a cooling trend. But that does not mean an Ice Age is imminent, nor does it mean the warming trend won't return - it probably will.
What it DOES seem to indicate is what the sane, reasonable people have been saying all along - it is simply a natural cycle, and nothing to sweat (no pun intended). The Chicken Little's like Al Gore (and the above mentioned Michel Jarraud) and their follower's would do well to admit that maybe - just maybe - they were too quick to jump to conclusions. Then, if it turns out that there is no real threat, they won't look quite as foolish.