Geoff Sharp correctly predicted the brutal winter the world experienced last year. He had said it would be similar to the little ice age and it was. He is predicting more of the same for winter 2011-2012 in a new blog post:
Yet Another Massive Winter Heading for the Northern Hemisphere?
There is only one component in my mind that can stop another massive winter occurring in the Northern Hemisphere during 2011/2012. The Sun will need to come out of its slumber very quickly and start producing monthly smoothed sunspot numbers above 70. Last year I made a Northern Hemisphere prediction in July that some thought was highly unlikely ” I predict the extra boost from my predicted solar grand minimum along with the current oceanic conditions the next northern winter (2010/2011) will experience conditions similar to the Little Ice Age (1250-1850)”