I have not studied climate science....I have no scientific interest in it...I am a farmer so weather is a more pressing concern.Leeuwenhoek2 wrote: ↑Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:02 amchownah
I read your extract of Walsh et. al. 2017
When they conclude that "2016 warm ocean anomalies cannot be explained without anthropogenic climate warming" it means "the simulations under our assumptions won't simulate the current climate without it". That leads to the obvious questions.
I don't rely on individual studies in forming my views on climate change. To me it is evident that the climate is changing by just looking at nature and the consistent reports of evidence demonstrating to one degree of accuracy or another and to various confidence intervals that the earth is warming.....for me it is the preponderance of evidence supporting anthropogenic climate change that is convincing.....and as time goes on the continued changes of natural cycles and the continuing research which shows no sign of changing directions has made in my view the case for anth climate ever more undeniable.
So, part of what I do here is to act as a skeptic and point out anything which catches my eye and which doesn't seem quite right. I also will sometimes bring an article which I think that people will be able to relate to as understandable evidence.
Another aspect of my involvement is that I don't really care if through some kind of cosmic humor it should turn out that climate change is a hoax because virtually all of the actions being taken to address the issue are beneficial to society and individuals even disregarding climate change.....so....supporting climate change if nothing else will increase the speed that new energy technology is implemented.