Abstract: Pub ID: UNE2069052
At first glance, a research piece predicting significantly colder weather seems rather bold. In reality, we're very confident about this report. That's because we are not so much predicting colder weather, but are instead observing it. More important, we're attempting to coax our readers to view recent weather data and trends with a neutral perspective - unbiased by the constant barrage of misinformation about global warming. We assure you, based on the accuracy of climatologists' long-term (and short-term!) forecasts, you would not even hire them!

For example, in 1923 a Chicago Tribune headline proclaimed: "Scientist says arctic ice will wipe out Canada." By 1952, the New York Times declared "Melting glaciers are the trump card of global warming." In 1974, Time Magazine ran a feature article predicting "Another Ice Age," echoed in a Newsweek article the following year. Clearly, the recent history of climate prediction inspires little confidence - despite its shrillness. Why, then, accept the global warming thesis at face value? Merely because it is so pervasive?

Unfettered by the Gore-Tex straitjacket of global warming dogma, one might ask some obvious questions. Why, in 2008, did Toronto, the Midwest United States, India, China, the United Kingdom and several areas of Europe all break summer rainfall records? Why was South Africa converted into a 'winter wonderland' this past September? Why did Alaska record its coldest summer this year - cold enough for ice packs and glaciers to grow for the first time in measured history? Why has sea ice achieved record levels in recent months? Lastly, why did a rare October snow fall on London, on the 29th, as British Parliament debated - appropriately enough - a climate bill? If you don't believe that 2008 has been particularly wet and cold, you've most likely contracted typhoid or you haven't been paying attention.

The reality is that there are forces at work, already affecting the weather for the past two years, that will make the next twelve years significantly cooler than anything we have seen in past decades. This report explores these forces and provides a roadmap of what to expect as the new ice age unfolds.
Table of Contents

History of Temperatures
Chart 3.1: - 800,000 years of temperature variations
Recent Climate Trends
The Maunder Minimum
Chart 9.1 - Cosmic Rays and Cloud Cover
Chart 10.1 - Sunspots and Sea Surface Temperatures
Chart 10.2 - Sunspot Cycles
Chart 11.1 - Mark Clivered Solar Cycles
Chart 11.2 - Sierra Environmental Foundation Solar Cycles
Chart 12.1 - University of Alabama Troposphere Temperatures
Temperature Model
Chart 13.1 - Unit Economics Temperature Model
Chart 14.1 - NOAA Jan-Oct Temperature Deviations
Chart 15.1 - Unit Economics Temperature Model Projections
Investment Implications
Global Warming
Chart 17.1 - U.S. National Surface Temperatures
Chart 18.1 - CO2 and Temperature Records
Appendix A
Weather Records and Extremes from the Past Six Months
Appendix B
Forty Two Market Themes Resulting from Global Cooling