"Now we're getting a break," Anastasios Tsonis, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at UWM, said in an interview with the MacIver Institute.
published a paper last March that found the world goes through periods of warming and cooling that tend to last thirty years.
says we are now in a period of cooling that could last up to fifty years.
With record breaking cold temperatures around the world this winter, his
research is starting to get a lot of attention.
Over the past couple of weeks, Tsonis
has been featured in the British newspapers The Guardian
and the Daily Mail
That doesn't mean that the warming was a fluke," said Tsonis
believes man could have played a role in the warming the world recently experienced.
says natural forces, particularly ocean currents, are playing a greater role in the world's climate than man. Tsonis says it's dangerous to place all the blame for climate change on one or the other.
"I think both views are extreme, and the truth lies somewhere in between," Tsonis
believes mankind should take steps to minimize its impact on climate further.
Now that we're in a period of cooling, we have time to do it right.
"This could be a blessing," Tsonis
told the MacIver Institute
was never invited to participate in that discussion, however, he
does agree the state should start to move away from dependency on fossil fuels.
"We should be looking at alternate sources of energy like wind power; nuclear power also," he
is hopeful this period of cooling is exactly what the world needed, but warns people should not get complacent.
overall conclusion is "We need to take advantage of this reprieve to get our act together."