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."
If I were Mr. Dickens, I would take out some heavy life insurance policies for my family. I don't think Algore and the enviro whackjobs will let someone like this who is a possible envirocaust denier live. Again, who cares if Mr. Dickens has facts, alGore and the loons have already settled this. I guess if we left alGore and co. in control through the years, leeching would still be an accepted practice, as would bleeding out patients for colds, etc. That was all settled science at one time, too. The difference? We were allowed to think divergently and eventually prove these treatments harmful to patients, while today, anyone who questions the gospel of alGore gets thrown to the wolves and raped in the court of public opinion.
Seriously, though. Read the whole thing. Through historical research of the geologic record, Mr. Dickens makes a strong case for what we in the conservative movement already know, that climate change/global warming as the left embraces it is faulty and is a hoax.