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The Guardian Rejects Your Reality

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.


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