Read here. As many elites know, Tommy "The Palace" Friedman, a famous pundit, and Joey "The Strangler" Romm, a famous partisan, leftist scientist, have formed a "global-weirding" tag-team to help educate the readership of the New York Times about climate science, since it's so confusing now days. For example, when you experience a cold summer and then a cold, snowy winter, it's really not global cooling that's causing it, it's global warming, so we need to call it global-weirding instead because global warming causes all sorts of weird stuff, even though it really seems like global cooling. Got it? No? Well that's why the elites need Tommy and Joey to help them.
In addition to global-weird weather, why else do the reading elite of the New York Times need the help of such a spectacular duo? Well, it gets kind of complicated real fast: there's that whole Gore/Soros 'save-our-carbon-free-investments' thing going on that Tommy and Joey are helping out with, plus the proverbial wheels on the global warming/climate change circus wagon have fallen off over the past three months. Knowing that his readers may have found this out from alternative sources, Friedman decided a global-weirding "offensive" tactical surge was needed. I kid you not.
Because this is a global-weirding crisis situation, we also want to be of help to those incredibly intelligent elites that are so dependent on the brilliance of Tom and Joe. With that in mind, we present the below temperature chart for the NYT readers' review, as a reasonable starting point to simplify what's going on. (click on image to enlarge)
What is this chart saying? On the left side of the chart is reality with current global temperatures at 14.5°C. The five trend lines extending out from 2009 to year 2100 represent semi-reality: these are trends based on observed past temperatures. More than likely, the year 2100 temperature will fall within the range of the low and high trends.
The green star on the right side of the chart represents the 2100 temperature that will be reached if CO2 doubles from its 1880 base level (for a doubling of CO2, physics estimates that the global average temperature will increase 1.2 degrees, give or take a few tenths). The gold star represents the peak of Medieval temperatures that may have been reached per recent peer-reviewed, paleo-climate research.
Those purple stars on the right side? They represent pure fantasy, not reality. They are climate model predictions, which means that the observed-based trends will literally have to miraculously jump up to reach those climate model fantasy stars. How do Tom and Joe think that will happen? Well, it's by that old, black magic called "positive feedback," which, by the way, has never happened before - supposedly, all of a sudden, the climate becomes a runaway thermal heat dynamo, melting the entire earth within a few hundred years. Really, that's what they think (or, at least what they want us to believe). Now that you have regained consciousness, please notice the very top purple star. There it is. The infamous Friedman/Romm prediction, which easily wins our C3 "Bozo" prediction label.
Note: Friedman might complain about his being saddled with this prediction, but he's the one taking the advice of Romm, a paid Soros, leftist hack who isn't a climate scientist, which he certainly informed his readers of, right? I wonder if the elite readers also know that "The Strangler" blamed global warming for the collapse of the bridge in Minneapolis? Or, that Romm seems to favor McCarthyism tactics. (Ya know, seriously, "The Palace" might just want to reconsider his "expert" global-weirding, tag-team partner.)
Other modern temperature charts