Originally Posted by 0neyellowdrum
... My father, a retired structural engineer whose specialty was power,
... His reply: Well Steve, contrary to popular belief, the earth is getting cooler. The winters are getting longer and colder.
Climatologists say the earth is getting warmer and the "cooling" is simply weather fluctuations within the broader trends of climate:
Not knocking your dad. If I wanted to know about structural engineering I'd listen to him before I'd listen to a climatologist.