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Alright, Alright, So Climate Change Isn't Going to Kill Us All

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Climate change alarmists really aren’t liking this news. At all.

You see, despite the years of rhetoric about how the climate is changing and it’s all our fault and we’re all going to die, it seems things aren’t so dire. Even if you accept the idea that we’re responsible,  it seems that climate change won’t kill us.

As The Daily Wire reported, “The new study, conducted by climatologist Judith Curry and mathematician Nick Lewis and published in the American Meteorological Society’s ‘Journal of Climate’ on April 23, downgrades the predicted global temperature increases by 30-45% compared to the forecasts of the IPCC.”

Let’s be honest here: 30-45 percent is a massive discrepancy. It’s made even worse when you remember that climate change alarmists have been worked up over just a couple of degrees Celsius.

“Our results imply that, for any future emissions scenario, future warming is likely to be substantially lower than the central computer model-simulated level projected by the IPCC, and highly unlikely to exceed that level,” said Lewis. The study predicts temperature increases of 1.66C and 1.33C compared to the IPCC models’ more dramatic predictions of 3.1C and 1.9C, respectively, a reduction ranging from 45-30%.

Whoops.

As RedState’s Brandon Morse writes, “In other words, the changes alarmists at the U.N. predicted were off by quite a bit, and you should never trust an organization with a political aim to do your sciencing for you.”

I couldn’t agree more.

As The Daily Wire noted, this isn’t the first such report to argue predictions were overstated either. “The downgraded forecasts of Curry and Lewis were published a few months after a study headed up by the University of Exeter’s Peter Cox, which concluded that the most dire of the U.N.’s climate change models were almost certainly too high,” the site reported.

Honestly, this isn’t surprising.

Scientists, for all that they know about the world and the universe, don’t seem to really understand all the factors that go into our climate. While they were spouting off about CO2 levels in the atmosphere, their predictive models were coming up wrong time and time again.

Because of this inability to get a predictive model to accurately gauge what the climate will be like in 10 or 20 years, it’s unsurprising they’d grossly overstate the danger. Couple this with a need to justify grants and raise additional money for climate research–something no one would care about in the least without the specter of climate change hanging over our heads like a Sword of Damocles–and it’s not hard to see why doom and gloom were always right around the corner.

Now, it seems it might get a tad bit warmer. But life as we know it isn’t on the brink of extinction.

Maybe now we can complain about important things, like what Kanye West thinks of President Trump.