Peer-Reviewed Study: Climate Model Predictions of African River Flows Proven To Be Incorrect
Read here. Global warming alarmist scientists speculate, as a result of climate models, that global warming will cause conditions resulting in African river flows decreasing. New research was completed to determine if the Breede River of South Africa responded in the manner speculated.
After correcting for the affect of human caused land-use changes within the watersheds, the new research found that river flows for the Breede River actually increased over the modern warming period, totally contrary to climate model predictions.
"However, Lloyd [Lloyd, P. 2010] was able to demonstrate that those results were driven primarily by unaccounted for land use changes in the five catchments, and that in his newer study the one site that had "a pristine watershed" was the one that had the "14% increase in flow over the study period," which was "contrary to the climate change predictions" and indicative of the fact that "climate change models cannot yet account for local climate change effects." As a result, he concluded that "predictions of possible adverse local impacts from global climate change should therefore be treated with the greatest caution," and that, "above all, they must not form the basis for any policy decisions until such time as they can reproduce known climatic effects satisfactorily.""