Global Warming Predictions vs. Reality
The Daily Mail of London has assembled a compendium of 138 predictions for the path of climate change over the next several decades and then compared them to the actual path of global temperatures over the past 30 years. The results are revealing. The actual temperatures are at the very lowest end of the prediction scale. The Mail calls it "The graph that makes a mockery of warming."
The figures are presented in conjunction with a paper just published by Judith Curry and Marcia Wyatt, two American scientists who say they have identified a "stadium wave" temperature phenomenon that circles the northern hemisphere in cycles and can be traced back 300 years. "According to Curry and Wyatt, the theory may explain both the warming pause and why the computer models did not forecast it," says the Mail. "It also means that a large proportion of the warming that did occur in the years before the pause was due not to greenhouse gas emissions, but to the same cyclical wave." Other climate scientists, however, argue that the earth's excessive heat is accumulating in the ocean, where it could be released catastrophically at some future date.