Ah, those darn scientists think of everything, but really, what do you expect from people that spend so much time getting educated?
The Earth, it seems, might actually cool over the next decade (as it has this past decade) according to German climatologists studying newly devised computer models. But about 2015, watch out! The temperature might start to rise again.
"Just to make things clear, we are not stating that anthropogenic [man-made] climate change won't be as bad as previously thought," said Mojib Latif, a professor at the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences in Kiel, northern Germany.So, to follow the logic correctly, if temperatures rise over the next decade it will be the result of man driven activity. However, if temperatures cool over the next decade it will be because of a natural change in Earth temperature cycles, temporarily disguising man's climactic malevolence.
"What we are saying is that on top of the warming trend, there is a long-periodic oscillation that will probably lead to a lower temperature increase than we would expect from the current trend during the next years."
Fellow author Johann Jungclaus of the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg, likened the trend to "driving from the coast to a mountainous area and crossing some hills and valleys before you reach the top."
No word yet on whether the new computer models can explain the warming trend on Mars.