Offered by Watts up with that, this telling passage:
The problem with climate prediction and projections going out to 2030 and 2050 is that we don't anticipate that they can be tested in the way you can test a weather forecast. It takes about 20 years to evaluate because there is so much unforced variability in the system which we can’t predict — the chaotic component of the climate system — which is not predictable beyond two weeks, even theoretically. That is something that we can't really get a handle on.The problem though is that climate "predictions" derived from computer models are not so much predictions as mechanisms of control – a means by which pre-existing agendas, such as global governance, can be realised.
"Climate change" is not a matter of science – it is one hundred percent politics, dressed up as science. Which is why, of course, the politicians (in the UK and elsewhere) do not want to talk about it.
Meanwhile, Andrew Alexander in The Daily Mail offers his own "take" on the issue, referring to the "warmists' semi-religious fervour," likening them to "medieval preachers, proclaiming to baying crowds that the end of the word is nigh." Hysteria is the real threat, not global warming, he says.
As we sit here in unseasonable cold weather, succumbing to the temptation to switch the central heating back on, we reflect that this is only "weather" and the cooling trend must be a figment of our imagination.
But we are slightly cheered by the difficulty being experienced
by G8 leaders at their summit today in central Italy. Hoping to stitch up a deal which can be presented triumphantly to the Copenhagen climate fest at the end of the year, they are also having to deal with the realities of a recession and the massive cost of climate "control" measures, which are set to drive us back into the economic dark ages.
Representatives from China and India, we are told, are creating the blockage, refusing to agree to a draft statement agreeing that global temperatures should not be permitted to rise more than 2°C. Given that the global average is actually declining, that should not present a problem but, such is the fantasy world in which our politicians live, that the idea that mankind can control the climate still holds sway in their feeble brains.
Then, however, they are only the front men. Behind the scenes, as always, there are darker forces at play, and they will have their way. It is getting warmer ... that is what you have been told. You shall believe it!
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