Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More Unsettled Science

Yet another kink in the IPCC armor...

You do know what they say about assuming don't you? It makes an ASS out of U and ME... Well in this case it just makes the IPCC more of an ass, if that is possible.

Via Power Line I recommend you read the whole article. It is a fairly short read.

"Global warming theory says warming will generally be accompanied by more rainfall," Spencer said. "Everyone just assumed that more rainfall means more high altitude clouds. That would be your first guess and, since we didn't have any data to suggest otherwise ..."

There are significant gaps in the scientific understanding of precipitation systems and their interactions with the climate, he said. "At least 80 percent of the Earth's natural greenhouse effect is due to water vapor and clouds, and those are largely under the control of precipitation systems.

"Until we understand how precipitation systems change with warming, I don't believe we can know how much of our current warming is manmade. Without that knowledge, we can't predict future climate change with any degree of certainty."

The old computing saying... "garbage in garbage out" comes to mind once again.

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