Thursday, March 27, 2014

The oceans aren't cooperating..........

Walter Russell Mead's blog points out that sea levels are not rising as predicted.   That prediction business sure is hard.  Excerpt here:

But knowing this set of facts doesn’t do much for our predictive powers, at least within a time frame useful to policymakers. Natural variabilities in everything from seasonal winds to oceanic currents make the climate prognosticator’s job extraordinarily difficult. These fiddly bits confound climate models, and make fools of those who take their predictions as gospel. The green movement’s determination to stuff short-term climate predictions down the public’s throat has been the main driver of climate change skepticism.

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