Quote of the Year: Climate Models Have Problems

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Cigarette packages come with warning labels. So should IPCC reports.


Yesterday, yet another research paper telling us that harmful climate change is headed our way grabbed headlines. Here in Canada, a national newspaper declared: Science team identifies tipping point in climate change: 2047. A radio station proclaimed: Climate change will devastate major cities by 2047, new study says.

But it was the coverage in the New York Times that was truly remarkable. The story there was 20 paragraphs long. This was paragraph number six:

The research comes with caveats. It is based on climate models, huge computer programs that attempt to reproduce the physics of the climate system and forecast the future response to greenhouse gases. Though they are the best tools available, these models contain acknowledged problems, and no one is sure how accurate they will prove to be at peering many decades ahead. [bold added]

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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2 Responses to Quote of the Year: Climate Models Have Problems

  1. hirundine608 says:

    “Nero fiddles while Rome burns” …. real all about it.

    In the meanwhile Fukushima continues to spew it’s radio-active poison and few scientists are having kittens over that? The plastic waste clogging up the oceans and trees that should be growing to absorb CO2 are becoming non-existent. The Amazon basin is being destroyed, yet we are supposed to be gaining carbon-credits from paper products and burghers?

    The sort of energy to replace the carbon-based are being “sat-on” by the oil-producers. Yet apparently? It’s “our” fault?

    • I agree Jamie.
      Strange priorities indeed.
      So much energy spent on “dealing” with a non-existent problem, with no positive outcome whatever, and so little energy on a really serious issue, which needn’t have happened in the first place.
      What is left of our so-called civilization in probably only a decade or so, will look back on our stupidity with awe.

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