Most Climate Models Were Right

Convincing the voters and their elected officials that our planet is warming has been difficult in the face of oil and gas money disinformation. One of their favorite targets to dispute has been the early computer climate models; however, a new University of California study shows those predictions have been pretty much on the money.

For 10 of them, there was no statistically significant difference between their output and historic observations. Five of the seven models that missed the mark got back on track when their inputs were tweaked to reflect factors the original scientists hadn’t known, such as the fact that we would ban ozone-depleting substances in 1987.

Reversing the 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC would go a long way to making political donations known so we could see who was getting their seat at the table essentially paid for by special interests.