The recognized global authority on "climate change", the IPCC has changed their story, now saying warming induced by a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which takes hundreds of years to occur—is "extremely likely" to be above 1 degree Celsius. In 2007, the IPCC said it was "likely" to be above 2 degrees Celsius.
In related news, 114 of 117 climate models released since 1990 are now proving to have been inaccurate. On average, the predictions forecasted two times more global warming than actually occurred. Interesting that the IPCC is now dialing back their prediction by half, in concurrence with Christy's result.
The same researcher, John Christy, a professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, reviewed 73 climate models going back to 1979, and every single one predicted more warming than happened in the real world".
All well and good, you say, well warming is still happening, isn't it? No, IPCC also admits that warming has "paused". For as long as 17 years, no significant warming has occurred. And if the IPCC's new prediction does come to pass, scientists say that it may actually be a GOOD thing.
With up to two degrees of warming, the benefits (to farming & crop yields, increased rainfall, enhanced forest growth and fewer winter deaths) will generally outweigh the harmful effects, such as more extreme weather or rising sea levels, which even the IPCC concedes will be only about 1 to 3 feet.
And what has been the real impact of the poor showing of these climate models. Here in California, our legislators run around screaming "global warming" and pass legislation which has been highly detrimental to the California economy. We all pay more for everything because of "climate change". It's time to put the brakes on the CA ARB and AB 32. The 2006 law states "Global warming poses a serious threat to the economic well-being, public health, natural resources, and the environment of California."