From a review of a book about climate change:
The biggest value of Stott’s account is in giving the lie to the denialists’ accusation that climate scientists are (for reasons they never make clear) conjuring alarmist narratives from error-prone computer models and shoddy data.
That at least some folks are using shoddy data is easy enough to prove.
Just read through the usual run of papers insisting that climate change will cause this, create that, rains of blood, dogs lying down with cats.
In near all such papers they say “using a business as normal” estimate of emissions. Which, with some checking, we’ll find out means RCP 8.5. Which is an emission path that is not a continuation of what is happening. Not in the slightest – in fact, of the four major models it’s the only one that we’re, damn near, absolutely certain *won’t* happen.
But you know, evidence and religion….