You’ve no doubt heard about global warming, but what about global cooling? Well, believe it or not, researchers at the Russian Academy of Sciences recently warned that the earth could be headed for a 60-year cool down, and we best be prepared. According to these scientists, the earth should start to see a gradual decrease in global temperatures around 2012, and then will experience a more dramatic cool down around 2055 or so. They based their predictions on the sun’s solar cycles, which many say most accurately reflect what temperatures occur on earth. While the scientists did not weigh in on the global warming debate per se, they did indicate the desire to place a new instrument in outer space to better monitor the global temperature situation.