As If We Didn’t Already Know This…

The Global Warming scientists are slowly catching up with the reality that their dire predictions have not come true.

Measurements trump predictions, all day, every day.

This from (of all places), MSNBC:

“James Lovelock, the maverick scientist who became a guru to the environmental movement with his “Gaia” theory of the Earth as a single organism, has admitted to being “alarmist” about climate change and says other environmental commentators, such as Al Gore, were too.”

Ahhhh…yes.

…and…

“The problem is we don’t know what the climate is doing. We thought we knew 20 years ago. That led to some alarmist books – mine included – because it looked clear-cut, but it hasn’t happened,” Lovelock said.

“The climate is doing its usual tricks. There’s nothing much really happening yet. We were supposed to be halfway toward a frying world now,” he said.’”

http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/04/23/11144098-gaia-scientist-james-lovelock-i-was-alarmist-about-climate-change

Years ago, before most of the readers of this blog joined, I said that computer modeling is a precarious business when you have thousands of unknowns, and unknowables in the equation. I wrote the Navy’s first “Artificial Intelligence” program in 1969, and as I often admit it was mostly artificial and had very little intelligence.

But I was not dealing with unknowns and/or unknowables. I like to think that if I had been I would not have had sufficient hubris to have tried to pass it off as science.

Climate predictions are snake oil.