Class Warfare Blog

May 28, 2020

Climate Change . . . Have We Been Too Optimistic or Too Pessimistic?

Some enterprising climate scientist went back to the early days of climate modeling and put the actual data involved into the models instead of the hypothesized data we used back then (we didn’t have all the data needed so we made up “reasonable” estimates). What they found was that those models were very close to being spot on. Their deviation from actual values of climate change parameters was mostly due to the faulty inputs, not the models themselves. Climate change opponents at the time were scathing in their “reviews” of the climate change model predictions as being premature, not capable of being done, being pie in the sky wishful thinking on the part of the scientists. Of course, the critics that were most prominent could barely spell climate change, let alone had mastered any of the intricacies.

As time went on the models were revised and we found a data consensus (based upon data from different sources indicating the same things). But for the critics, the predictions were “overblown,” “too pessimistic,” and neglected advances in technology that would mitigate much of the changes. Again, most of these objections were not science-backed, just economics-backed, aka they said “we are making too much money to change for you airy-fairy science types.”

Now we are finding out that the dire predictions we have been hearing for the past couple of decades have been far too optimistic, that is not pessimistic enough. More than a few effects of climate change that were predicted for years or decades in the future are happening now.

In short order, I expect the climate change deniers to start saying “How could we have known?” and “Who would have predicted this?” Assholes . . . greedy assholes.

2 Comments »

  1. Exactly. Greed to the point of no return. At least the wealthy will die wealthy. As for us, we are just as dead, but at least we can die knowing we did not sell out for a buck.

    How soon this plays out is the only question left to answer. I hope our grandkids can at least enjoy living to old age.

    My pessismism may runneth over a bit, but the greedy, and the acts of the greedy, and the probable outcome because of the insatiable desire to be greedy, is fairly plain writing on the wall.

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    Comment by shelldigger — May 29, 2020 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

    • Our only value to them is as working drones. They don’t even see us as customers any more.

      On Fri, May 29, 2020 at 7:47 PM Class Warfare Blog wrote:

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      Comment by Steve Ruis — May 30, 2020 @ 1:50 pm | Reply


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