Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

Confused by folks who claim that climate models should be scoffed at?
Here’s an easy listening introduction into how real scientists work with models
For your edification. :slight_smile:

Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change Published on May 1, 2014 You can't understand climate change in pieces, says climate scientist Gavin Schmidt. It's the whole, or it's nothing. In this illuminating talk, he explains how he studies the big picture of climate change with mesmerizing models that illustrate the endlessly complex interactions of small-scale environmental events.
Climate science contrarians have worked very hard to set up the expectation that climate models are supposed to be perfect windows into the future. This is a cynical, impossible expectation. Climate models are learning tools to better understand the dynamics at work and their interpretation requires an understanding of the science that went into the models.