I was interested to see in the week-end press the story that the IPCC, the UN’s climate change specialists, is about to remove its forecast that the glaciers of the Himalayas will melt away by 2035. There is a new caution afoot about global warming predictions, in the wake of the controversy about Mr Gore’s forecast that the Arctic sea ice could disappear in a few years.
There was also a story saying the BBC is going to look at other weather forecasters than the Met office, after their run of predicting much warmer weather than we have been experiencing. I doubt if in the end the Met will pay a contractual price for their BBQ summer and mild winter, but watch this space.
Global warming theorists do need to produce credible forecasts we can monitor and which turn out to be accurate, if they wish to win over the sceptical to their viewpoint.