…and Roger Pielke, Sr. has a wonderful post about what the pro-GW folks have to say about the lack of warming.
What is fascinating to me the arrogance of some of these comments. It is the skeptics who have been pointing out the ever-increasing divergence between the pro-GW IPCC’s forecasts and reality. Yet these scientists keep treating the skeptics with scorn.
I believe global warming is a small problem when all of its pluses and minuses are computed. I readily acknowledge I could be wrong as no one knows that the earth’s heat content will look like in 5, let alone 50, years.
It is easy to issue “highly likely” forecasts of the climate 100 years from now. No adult will be around to see how well that forecast worked out. One reason so many meteorologists view the dogmatic statements about the state of the atmosphere in 100 years is that Mother Nature frequently keeps us humble since our forecasts are subjected to public scrutiny every day.
ADDITION 8:00pm. Judy Curry says of Roger’s post:
Well thank you IPCC authors for letting us know what is really behind that “very likely” assessment of attribution 20th century warming. A lot of overbloated over confidence that cannot survive a few years of cooling. The light bulbs seem to be just turning on in your heads over the last two years. Think about all the wasted energy fighting the “deniers” when they could have been listening, trying to understand their arguments, and making progress to increase our understanding of the causes of climate variability and change.