Now that global temperatures have not risen in 15 years, a number of scientists find themselves having great difficulty coming to terms with that new reality.
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) claims that the latest prognoses confirm the model forecasts. Photo source: Max Planck Gesellschaft
The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg is no exception. For years the Hamburg-based institute insisted that the man-made climate catastrophe was real and happening now. Today it finds itself scrambling for a backdoor. “Otto et al” is that back door.
The MPI-M recently issued a press release with interesting revelations about the now famous “Otto et al” paper, to which its two directors contributed. When we read the MPI-M press release, we quickly discover that this Otto et al paper is actually just the latest in speculative crystal-ballwork – the results have little value other than to provide a desperately needed face-saving opportunity for accepting a lower CO2 climate sensitivity.
The problem that we see climate science having today is that it now finds itself clashing with the fundamental rule of science itself. Richard Feynmann once said on how science works:
2. Compute consequences
3. Compare to actual observations
If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. That simple statement is the key to science. It doesn’t make a difference how beautiful you get this. It doesn’t make difference how smart you are, the person who made the guess, or what his name is. If it disagrees with experiment, then it’s wrong. That’s all there is to it.”