Could the best climate models -- the ones used to predict global warming -- all be wrong?
Maybe so, says a new study published online today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The report found that only about half of the warming that occurred during a natural climate change 55 million years ago can be explained by excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. What caused the remainder of the warming is a mystery.
"In a nutshell, theoretical models cannot explain what we observe in the geological record," says oceanographer Gerald Dickens, study co-author and professor of Earth Science at Rice University in Houston. "There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models."
Have we been duped by theoretical climate models?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:49 PM on Feb. 6, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
Answer by NotPanicking at 3:02 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by sati769leigh at 2:52 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by tiffandgene2009 at 3:01 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by CinderAmethyst at 3:09 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:11 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:20 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Cinder, you are a bit behind the curve. The earth is now experiencing global cooling, confirmed by all four major global temperature tracking outlets. Hadley, NASA's GISS, UAH, RSS have released updated data. All show that over the past year, global temperatures have dropped precipitously. Not to mention top UN scientists are predicting global cooling, they expect cooling for the next 30 years.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:21 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
I agree with NP on this. GW has been debunked, so now we have Climate Change.
It's a convenient title; that way when the weather patterns don't follow certain predictions *cough* GoresHockeyStickGraph *cough* they can still claim they are right.
Anyone want to buy some carbon credits? I'm selling them real cheap! Buy yours NOW! LOL
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:28 PM on Feb. 6, 2010
Answer by Natesmom507 at 3:29 PM on Feb. 6, 2010