It remains true that we all live under the climate. And in Britain in particular, that means we love to talk about it. This is something to encourage: open, honest and wide ranging discussion of the climate is the only way, ultimately, we can confront the problems climate change presents. With this in mind LFG is today launching our BIG CLIMATE CONVERSATION, a unique section of our website devoted to discussion on all matters cloudy, rainy, windy, hurricaneiac and centigrade.
This landmark new paper, notably co-authored by renowned climate thinkers Stephan Lewandowsky and Naomi Oreskes, presents a big challenge to the myth that there’s been an ‘unpredicted’ pause in temperature rise over the last 15 years. By predicting that back in 1995 the use of certain climate models would have given a good account of the so-called pause, Risbey et al show that what was predicted as against what would have been – having been in hindsight modelled – hasn’t been; in other words a powerful demonstration of the real power of the better climate models if we could have predicted their use.