Thursday, December 13, 2007

Oops. There May Be a Problem With The Climate Models

It seems there may just be a small problem with a few (OK, 22 of them) of the models that some scientists have been using to predict catastrophic climate change. It seems that feeding these models actual historical temperature readings gathered over the past 30 years from surface stations, weather balloons and satellites does not predict what actually happened with the global climate over that same time.
"The study, published online this week in the International Journal of Climatology, found that while most of the models predicted that the middle and upper parts of the troposphere —1 to 6 miles above the Earth's surface — would have warmed drastically over the past 30 years, actual observations showed only a little warming, especially over tropical regions."

An abstract of the study can be found here.

Meanwhile, as our betters have jetted off to Bali for a climate change conference, now into its second week, no less a personage than the Pope is telling the Global Warmenist crowd to tone down the alarmism, "warning them that any solutions to global warming must be based on firm evidence and not on dubious ideology."

As the Blogfather has so often said about Global Warming: "I'll believe it's a crisis when the people who are telling be it's a crisis start acting like it's a crisis." Although, considering how gullible they seem to be I might add a "but maybe not even then."
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