The Old Farmers Almanac used its time-honored (216 years old!) and complex calculations to predict the weather and came up with this stunning prediction: forget global warming, we're in for global cooling!
"We at the Almanac are among those who believe that sunspot cycles and their effects on oceans correlate with climate changes," writes meteorologist and climatologist Joseph D'Aleo. "Studying these and other factor suggests that cold, not warm, climate may be our future."
It remains to be seen, said Editor-in-Chief Jud Hale, whether the human impact on global temperatures will cancel out or override any cooling trend.
"We say that if human beings were not contributing to global warming, it would become real cold in the next 50 years," Hale said.
(Photo: Jim Cole/AP)