Thursday, December 22, 2011

Another "Never Mind" About CO2

Now that the world has spent (or will spend) several trillion dollars on "fixing" CO2 emissions, the truth emerges.

“Many previous climate sensitivity studies have looked at the past only from 1850 through today, and not fully integrated paleoclimate date, especially on a global scale,” said Schmittner. “When you reconstruct sea and land surface temperatures from the peak of the last Ice Age 21,000 years ago – which is referred to as the Last Glacial Maximum – and compare it with climate model simulations of that period, you get a much different picture.

If these paleoclimatic constraints apply to the future, as predicted by our model, the results imply less probability of extreme climatic change than previously thought,” Schmittner added.  --Moonbattery quoting GizMag

But where do we go to get our lightbulbs back?  And all that corn??


Jim said...

I checked out "moonbattery" and the link that it offers. I note things like "might not be accurate" and "the results imply" and "Schmittner is also quick to note, however, that his model is far from perfect."

So I'm hesitant to agree that "the truth emerges" based on this.

jimspice said...

Again, it's so nice to see you coming around on this issue. From the Oregon State news release about the study:

"Schmittner said continued unabated fossil fuel use could lead to similar warming of the sea surface as reconstruction shows happened between the Last Glacial Maximum and today.

“Hence, drastic changes over land can be expected,” he said. “However, our study implies that we still have time to prevent that from happening, if we make a concerted effort to change course soon.”