The state of Climate Science

Tallbloke's Talkshop

It’s new year and an appropriate time to pause and consider the state of climate science. 2013 saw the fanfare of a new IPCC report, AR5, and the output of working group one, on ‘the scientific basis’ for the CO2 driven climate theory. This now relies on expert opinion rather than any purportedly objective assessment of empirical evidence or theoretical output such as climate models. That is in itself a tacit admission that The ScienceTM is in trouble. This is mainly due to there being no consensus on the cause of the ‘pause’ or ‘hiatus’ in global warming.

I put those words in quotes because there is an assumption built into them, that warming will presently resume, taking the global average temperature to previously (Since the .advent of the thermometer record) unseen levels. To those committed to the CO2 driven climate theory, this is a given. To those who…

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