Raindrops keep falling…

Not long ago California was in drought.

Senator Barbara Boxer famously told us, “In California, we can just look out the window to see climate change’s impacts.”

Sorry, Senator, science doesn’t work that way.

Since then, of course, El Niño / La Niña current and weather patterns kept right on naturally doing their thing and California and the West experienced tremendous precipitation and replenished reservoirs from deep snow melt.

Our weather, extreme or otherwise, remains well within the range of historic norms.

According to a NASA study released Monday, climate computer models have been predicting a drier Earth than real-world observations show.

We posted details at CFACT.org:

“NASA and four universities compared climate data from 1995 to 2005 to 23 climate model simulations for the same period. More than 70 percent of the climate models underestimated the amount of rain compared to real world observations.”

Although far from perfect, computer simulations can be very valuable for short-term meteorology, including such important applications as forecasting hurricane tracks.

The climate, however, is incredibly chaotic and complex.

Long-term climate simulations have never come close to being accurate.

Global warming politics makes them worse.

Computer simulations are currently not sufficiently reliable to be the main determinant of energy, economic or climate policy.

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    Spurwing Plover

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    Always expect liberal demacrats to act irradicly and irresponibly and shoot off their pieholes about this Global Warming/Climate Change poppycock just look at Moonbeams acts of treason

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    Sonnyhill

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    Sarah Palin said something similar about Russia. The Left howled. Seems to me that Californian’s are exceptionally vulnerable to the powers of suggestion.

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      Rhee

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      It was Tina Fey on SNL who said that thing about Russia. Sarah Palin had been remarking that there are places in far western Alaska that you can see the coast of Russia, not from her house in Wasilla.

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        Sonnyhill

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        Okie-dokie. Smear my ears with jam and tie me to an anthill.

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    Amber

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    California politicians have given up solving real problems so weather watching
    and fear mongering occupy their day . Does it look like a drought now ?
    Why would anyone expect anything different anyway ? 1/3 of the state is Mexico north
    with a climate people seem to flock to . Can’t get enough of that heat .

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