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View Diary: Global Warming - Creating the Conditions for a Cronkite Moment - Part 2: This is solvable (91 comments)

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  •  I don't think... (0+ / 0-)

    ...that we have the science to model specific geographic effects.

    Also the fishery collapses and mass extinctions are happening anyhow -- we are doing this without climate change.

    As for snow melt, I've even heard of models that predict increased snowfall. The warmer air can carry more moisture north -- hence more snow.

    If we start predicting specific outcomes, i.e., "The great plains will become deserts", we'll just lose credibility. Everyone knows we don't have a model that can predict anything that specific.

    •  Crap. (0+ / 0-)

      You don't know what you are talking about.

      Paleoclimatology and climate models give us a very good ability to predict the drying of the southwest and southern tier of states.

      look for my eSci diary series Thursday evening.

      by FishOutofWater on Sun Jan 15, 2012 at 07:55:32 AM PST

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