According to the publication Science Daily, global warming predictions may not necessarily be accurate. A new study from Nature Geoscience found that scientists are not as confident as Al Gore would make them out to be.

No one knows exactly how much Earth’s climate will warm due to carbon emissions, but a new study suggests scientists’ best predictions about global warming might be incorrect.

No freaking way!! This is poppycock of course, as we have been told, the science is settled!

The study, which appears in Nature Geoscience, found that climate models explain only about half of the heating that occurred during a well-documented period of rapid global warming in Earth’s ancient past. The study, which was published online July 13, contains an analysis of published records from a period of rapid climatic warming about 55 million years ago known as the Palaeocene-Eocene thermal maximum, or PETM.

“In a nutshell, theoretical models cannot explain what we observe in the geological record,” said oceanographer Gerald Dickens, a co-author of the study and professor of Earth science at Rice University. “There appears to be something fundamentally wrong with the way temperature and carbon are linked in climate models.”

Has it occurred to anyone that maybe, just possibly, that giant ball of gas we call the sun could be a natural explanation for the way temperature variance is explained? Just a thought.

The conclusion, Dickens said, is that something other than carbon dioxide caused much of the heating during the PETM. “Some feedback loop or other processes that aren’t accounted for in these models — the same ones used by the IPCC for current best estimates of 21st Century warming — caused a substantial portion of the warming that occurred during the PETM.”

Now, what else, besides that magical stuff we call carbon dioxide, could cause large amounts of heating? If only something could explain it, something big, that generates lots and lots of heat, something that is 1000 times larger then the Earth, alas modern science cannot fathom such a natural explanation, thus we’ll blame cars and humankind.

In all seriousness, I don’t know whether mankind is responsible for global warming or not. I tend to discount the theory, but I’m open to evidence and debate, something which the left is not open to at all. That is all I want, open debate where those who are skeptical of the Goreites can still do research and engage in the scientific process without being castigated as the modern equivalents to flat-earthers. Clearly the science is not settled, science is never settled and is constantly revised based upon our knowledge of the world and the universe. Only 100 years ago we believed in a Newtonian physical universe, then an Einsteinian, now its evolved beyond that. How arrogant must one be to believe that the science is settled? Of course, Al Gore is worth about 4000 times more now then he was before he lost to Bush in 2000, so maybe, possibly there is an ulterior motive to his “truth”. I’d probably believe him a lot more if he didn’t fly around in a private jet all over the world, something about his actions don’t square with his beliefs.