DUBLIN, N.H. — The Old Farmer's Almanac is going further out on a limb than usual this year, not only forecasting a cooler winter, but looking ahead decades to suggest we are in for global cooling, not warming.
"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."
Joseph D'Aleo is a retired weatherman and prominent climate change denier. He has provided a short piece for the 2009 Almanac entitled Is Global Warming on the Wane?, of which the title pretty much says it all.
In the above piece (from U.S.A. Today), the phrase "We at the Almanac..." is quite misleading, as it suggests that D'Aleo is part of the Almanac's editorial team, and his prediction of future cooling the Almanac's "official" position on the matter. The Almanac itself seems to indicate that D'Aleo has merely authored the equivalent of a "guest piece". Nevertheless, to plant material like this in a publication read by 18.5 million readers is quite a coup.
H/T to DeSmog Blog, who mis-identify The Old Farmer's Almanac with The Farmer's Almanac. There's two of the damn things, and they look almost identical.