Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Year’s Resolutions For Climate Scientists

1. I will admit that warming has been much slower than we expected

2. I will admit that recent sea level rise is nothing unusual or threatening

3. I will admit that our forecasts of declining snow cover were wrong

4. I will admit that Arctic temperatures are cyclical, and that we have no idea what will happen to Arctic ice over the next 50 years

5. I will admit that our forecasts of Antarctic warming have been a total failure.

6. I will admit that Polar Bear populations are not threatened

7. I will admit that climate models have demonstrated no skill, and are nothing more than research projects

8. I will admit there was a Medieval Warm Period

9. I will admit that that there was a Little Ice Age

10. I will stop pretending that we don’t have climate records prior to 1970

11. I will admit that the surface temperature record has been manipulated and is contaminated by UHI

12. I will stop making up data where none exists

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, December 31st, 2011.]

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