Over at the perpetual gathering of hand-wringers and something-must-be-doners known as the Guardian editorial page, there is a particularly interesting example of exasperation over the phenomenon formerly known as global warming:
There is, however, a serious debate about why the observed temperatures have not kept pace with computer-modelled predictions and where the heat that should have registered on the global thermometer has hidden itself.
In other words, there is a serious debate about why reality has not kept pace with what the great and good think reality should be. Looks like reality will be getting a failing grade again this year. 3/10. Must try harder.
Of course, imagine what questions the Guardian would have had to ask if they’d put it the other way round: There is a serious debate about why climate scientists’ thinking has not kept pace with reality.