Friday, December 31, 2010

Climate Forecasting Difficult

Here at COTTonLINE we have commented repeatedly on the difficulty of predicting the weather, and on the unlikelihood that weather is much influenced by human activities. Here is an article from Fox News citing eight really off-the-mark predictions mostly about climate change and its effects on us.

These eight were made by serious people who believed they had good reasons upon which to base their predictions. Yet they could hardly have been more wrong. The moral of the story: making sweeping assertions about future climatological events is a fool's business. We humans simply don't know enough to do so.