A Future Climate Science Moment

Not too far in the future, a third-generation climate scientist will be asked by a college student about his grandfather’s work with climate models.  Flabbergasted, the climate scientist replies…

Climate Models Are Doo-Doo

My apologies to Mel Brooks and Gene Wilder, but I couldn’t resist.

The models used by the IPCC really are horrible representations of climate on this planet.  One example: the modelers have to double the warming rate of global ocean surfaces to have the modeled global land surface temperatures come close to reality.  That’s a horrible display of modeling. And there are many more. The following graphs were presented as Figure 9 in the post here.

figure-9-model-data-oceans-and-land

PS: Just in case you’ve never seen Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein, here’s a very short YouTube clip from the scene:

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About Bob Tisdale

Research interest: the long-term aftereffects of El Niño and La Nina events on global sea surface temperature and ocean heat content. Author of the ebook Who Turned on the Heat? and regular contributor at WattsUpWithThat.
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8 Responses to A Future Climate Science Moment

  1. omanuel says:

    Climate Science is a small part of a much bigger problem: Not too far in the future, a fifth-generation solar scientist will be asked by a college student about his great, great-grandfather’s work with solar models: “Solar energy,” Advances in Astronomy (submitted 1 Sept 2014) https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10640850/Solar_Energy.pdf

  2. Thanks, Bob. I had a laugh!

  3. Dell Wilson says:

    “You are talking about the nonsensical ravings of a lunatic mind!”

  4. Bob Tisdale says:

    Thanks, Dell. If memory serves, that was followed by “Dead is dead.”

  5. Pamela Gray says:

    Best movie EVA! Well, maybe one place after The Life of Brian. Why? Because of that scene with the prophets all vying for center stage. SOOOO reminds me of climate catastrophics.

  6. Bob Tisdale says:

    Thanks, Pamela. Yes, there are similarities.

  7. Brent Buckner says:

    Off-topic: _Bishop Hill_ notes paper on ENSO, clouds, and warming: http://bishophill.squarespace.com/blog/2014/10/30/mclean-on-clouds.html

  8. Bob Tisdale says:

    Thanks, Brent. I’ll have a look.

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