PAGING AL GORE
It could be time to mute the climate alarms. Things are not getting as hot as certain global warming enthusiasts predict.
“Computer modeling used a decade ago to predict how quickly global average temperatures would rise may have forecast too much warming, a study has found,” reports The Independent.
“The Earth warmed more slowly than the models forecast, meaning the planet has a slightly better chance of meeting the goals set out in the Paris climate agreement, including limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Centigrade above pre-industrial levels,” the British news organization said. “Scientists said previous models may have been ‘on the hot side’. The findings indicate the danger may not be as acute as was previously thought.”
The study was published Tuesday by a team of 10 environmental and atmospheric scientists hailing from universities in Britain, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, New Zealand and Canada. The research appears in Nature, an academic publication.