A new study out of the United Kingdom predicts the Earth is about to go through a major climatic shift that could mean decades of cooler temperatures and fewer hurricanes hitting the United States.
Scientists at the University of Southampton predict that a cooling of the Atlantic Ocean could cool global temperatures a half a degree Celsius and may offer a “brief respite from the persistent rise of global temperatures,” according to their study.
Note that they can't turn loose of that nonexistent 'rise of global temperatures'. Also, I have a question on this:
Researchers argue that a negative AMO will bring “drier summers in
Britain and Ireland, accelerated sea-level rise along the northeast
coast of the United States, and drought in the developing countries of
the Sahel region,” according to the study’s press release. Interestingly
enough, the study also predicts fewer hurricanes hitting the U.S.– a
result of a cooler Atlantic.
Not being a genius, I do not get how the hell a cooler Atlantic will 'accelerate sea-level rise', especially in one freakin' region.
There is discussion of solar cycles affecting the climate(surprise!), and the piece ends with this:
McCarthy and his colleagues, however, argue there could be a reprieve
from warming based on natural ocean cycles– not solar activity. The
British scientists argue that weaker ocean currents are carrying less
heat northward from the tropics.
Really? Why, have the currents changed?
Ah well. Expect loud screaming and denunciations from the usual suspects.