A colder-than-normal  winter in many parts of the world — and the prospect of more to come — may put the “global-warming “ debate on hold.

Mojib Latif, professor at the Leibniz Institute at Germany’s Kiel University, believes the world could be in for a cool spell over the next 20 to 30 years, due to cyclical changes in ocean currents, reports The Daily Telegraph in England. 

Latif’s findings also call into question whether climate changes are the result of man’s activity, or whether they are primarily due to changes in ocean currents.

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Source: The Daily Telegraph

OK, remind me about “global warming” in 20 to 30 years. Meanwhile, we are dealing with lots of snow and near-record-low temperatures in the Kansas City area. Other parts of the world have had similar problems. They are getting pounded in Great Britain. Here's an article about heavy snow in Beijing, China, a week ago. It even snowed in Spain. And, the whole climate-change issue — whether it's colder-than-normal temperatures or warmer-than-normal temperatures — may be related to ocean currents rather than man's activity. — Tom Quaife, editor