Hold on to  your winter coats just a bit longer Dr Habibullo Abdussamatov from the St. Petersburg Pulkovo Astronomical Observatory says we are heading toward a long period of climate change, and not the kind that Al Gore is getting rich from.

meteorologists say that the start of 2013 is now the coldest in 208
years, the UK shudders under temperatures 5 to 10 degrees Celsius below
normal levels for this time of year and  Dr
Abdussamatov is
showing it is proof that we are heading for a “Mini Ice Age.”

Talking to German media the scientist who first made
his prediction in 2005 said that after studying sunspots and their
relationship with climate change on Earth, we are now on an “unavoidable
advance towards a deep temperature drop.”

Building on observations made by English astronomer Walter Maunder, Dr
Abdussamatov, said he had found that the Earth cools and warms in a
200-year cycles.

The last big freeze known as the Little Ice Age
was between 1650 and 1850 which he said coincided with Maunder’s
findings that there had been no sunspots between 1645 and 1715.

in his blog, Abdussamatov said: “The last global decrease of
temperature (the most cold phase of the Little Ice Age) was observed not
only in Europe, North America and Greenland, but also in any other part
of the world during the Maunder minimum of sunspot activity and of the
total solar irradiance in 1645–1715 years.

“All channels in the
Netherlands were frozen, glaciers were on the advance in Greenland and
people were forced to leave their settlements, inhabited for several

“The Thames river in London and Seine in Paris were
frozen over every year. Humanity has always been prospering during the
warm periods and suffering during the cold ones. The climate has never
been and will never be stable.”

His warning that cold weather
would hit prosperity follows news that Britain is heading for an
unprecedented triple-dip recession as economists warned that the severe
weather gripping much of Britain threatened a second successive quarter
of falling national output.

 The global warming hoaxers will tell you that the Professor is wrong, that he is using just a year or two of weather to predict climate change.  Actually he is using historical sun activity, which seems better than climate computer models which have been proven wrong over and over again.

Now the Russian scientists says the new mini Ice Age will begin next year and will last for 200 years.

“The tendency of decrease in the global Earth temperature started in 2006–2008 will temporarily pause in 2010–2012.

increase in TSI (Total Solar Irradiance) within a short 11-year cycle
24 is expected to temporarily compensate the decrease in TSI within the
ongoing 2-century variation.

Only the decrease in TSI within the
ongoing 11-year cycle 24 accompanied by continued decrease of its
2-century component in 2013–2015 will lead to stable subsequent cooling
of our planet, which is expected to reach its minimum in the phase of a
deep cooling by 2055–2060.

“The cooling can be similar to the one
observed in the whole Europe, North America and Greenland in 1645–1715
in the period of Maunder minimum of solar luminosity and sunspot
activity when the temperature will fall by 1–1.5 Celsius degrees down to
the mark of the so-called Maunder minimum.

Those of you who were around (and sober) during the 1970s might remember that scientists were predicting the earth was due for an ice age.  Now we have a respected scientist saying an ice age is just around the corner.

We will have to wait and see if Dr
Abdussamatov is correct, but just in case perhaps we should buy some gas-guzzlers and burn some extra fossil fuels.