Climate Scientists Are Better Forecasters Than Economists

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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About melharte

Mel (Mary Ellen) Harte is a biologist (PhD) and climate change educator. She co-authored the free online book, COOL THE EARTH, SAVE THE ECONOMY, available at www.CoolTheEarth.US, and writes the CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK column at the HuffingtonPost. Living summers in the alpine Rockies, she is on the frontlines of watching what climate change can do. Her diagnostic digital photographs of wildflowers have appeared in numerous publications.
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