Where’s The Global Warming?
That’s what the decidedly non-conservative BBC is asking (emphasis in original):
This headline may come as a bit of a surprise, so too might that fact that the warmest year recorded globally was not in 2008 or 2007, but in 1998.
But it is true. For the last 11 years we have not observed any increase in global temperatures.
And our climate models did not forecast it, even though man-made carbon dioxide, the gas thought to be responsible for warming our planet, has continued to rise.
Right there, in the third paragraph, is the problem with all global warming (or climate change, if you prefer) doomsday scenarios: the climate models are woefully inadequate at forecasting! If you take the weather conditions from, say, a year ago and plug them into a climate model, I’ve not yet heard of a single model that would correctly predict how the weather actually turned out. Therefore, they are absolutely useless in predicting how the climate is going to change in the next 5 or 10 years, not to mention even further out.
Until and unless the “climate change” Chicken Littles out there get themselves a model that can actually predict reliably, I’ll be a reliable skeptic of their doomsday prognostications.