Climate Scientists Are Better Forecasters Than Economists in general, a new study concludes, reports Kieran Cooke at the Climate News Network. When it came to forecasting UK’s population growth, UK’s debt to Gross National Product ratio, and US oil prices, the scientists won out. Economists failed to predict the 2008 recession, while climate scientists have been predicting the ever worsening path of climate change for two decades, especially via the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The irony is, governments are listening to economists far more seriously than climate scientists, especially in the US. Want to tweet your favorite Congressman/woman with this nugget of insight?
Join the swelling numbers of voters TELLING Congress they’ll vote for Clean Energy candidates here: http://signon.org/sign/we-are-the-clean-99?source=c.em.cp&r_by=487176 . This is an ongoing campaign (the next Congressional election is this year!) so please, spread the word. It’s our way of telling Congress that a strong clean energy voting bloc is out there. This is how YOU can make a difference.
For more on Climate Change, check out my weekly column at the HuffingtonPost, Climate Change This Week : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/author/index.php?author=mary-ellen-harte
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