Scientists have gotten predictions of global warming right since the 1970s

Vox | Dec 4, 2019 at 5:00 PM
  • There are dozens of disciplines and subdisciplines within the broad ambit of climate science, studying everything from ancient geology to the spread of disease.
  • The best scientists can do is use their knowledge of climate history and climate physics to build models of Earth systems and then test the models against future emission scenarios.
  • Some of the earlier ones, especially those from the 1970s and early ’80s, are fairly crude energy-in, energy-out models.