As Globe Runs Fever, Did Scientists Get it Right?
January 20, 2017
In the wake of the announcement by the world’s leading data keepers, that we’ve now seen 3 record setting years of global temperature, let’s take stock of whether scientists have gotten this thing right.
Above, here are model runs from various widely used climate models versus actual measurements of global temperature. How are they doing? You decide.
Below, John Cook asked Ken Caldeira the same question – what did science and models tell us that we now have actually observed?
Finally, in this popular vid, you can see clips from Mike McCracken’s 1982 presentation at Sandia Labs. Did he get it right? Some of his talk then could have been delivered yesterday.
UPDATE: More below:
Berkeley Earth, originally a Koch funded effort by Climate denying physicist Richard Muller, to their credit, did a comprehensive and critical examination of global temp records, decided climate change was, in fact, real and caused by humans, and has turned into a reliable and respected source of information.
Below, Berkely’s comparison of models vs measurements.
And finally, Berkeley Earth founder, skeptic Richard Muller’s take on how he came to understand the big picture of climate warming.