Predicting the future is the domain of science fiction

By: UncorruptedScience, 9:22 PM GMT on May 16, 2014

Global warming is such an obvious thing even a high school kid can understand it. CO2 retains heat better than O2, and since energy production from hydrocarbons reacts to release CO2 into the atmosphere it must be increasing global temperatures... right?

If only it were that simple.

Why is it that expert meteorologists with a vast body of data can't reliably create forecasts a year in advance (whether for hurricanes, ocean temperatures, much le...

Updated: 9:25 PM GMT on May 16, 2014


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