Prediction is hard

Powerline chuckles at the latest strike of the "Al Gore Effect," which is the juxtaposition of record-cold temperatures in Minnesota with a "March for Science" dominated by climate alarmists. He notes, of course, that these days HotColdWetDry is as eager to explain record cold as record heat by pointing to catastrophic climate something or other. Whatever we just experienced, it was somehow linked to original climate sin. I like his conclusion: "I will be more impressed with the alarmists’ models when they predict something before it happens."

2 comments:

Aggie - said...

Was that a Yogi Berra quote? "Predictions are hard, especially when they're about the future."

MikeD said...

I actually did manage to get someone to think about climate change a bit more skeptically when I asked "so colder temperatures are evidence of climate change?" Of course, was the answer. "And warmer temperatures are evidence of climate change?" Certainly. "Then how on earth will you ever know if we're able to reverse climate change that it's actually working?"

They didn't really have an answer for that.