Hit & Run

Ronald Bailey on Ugly Climate Models

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change can't explain the last 15 years.

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Pretty much everyone concerned with climate change issues agrees that temperatures are rising and snow is melting. But what is causing the planet to warm up? The United Nations' computer climate models are supposed to give policy makers reliable data regarding future trends in man-made global warming. But they've failed to predict a flat 15-year period. Ronald Bailey argues that their latest report does not inspire the kind of confidence that could justify a trillion-dollar climate policy bet.