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Debate heats up over long-term climate forecasts

Debate heats up over long-term climate forecasts

作者:浦背锯  时间:2019-03-08 03:10:01  人气:

WANT to know what the weather will be like in a particular British town in 2080? That’s what the UK’s Met Office offered last week, with climate projections made for areas just 5 kilometres across. Trouble is, some climate scientists think such predictions are worthless or worse. “By focusing on that sort of detail you detract from the solid science of climate change,” says Leonard Smith, a mathematician at the University of Oxford. “At the local scale we can be almost certain that there will be big surprises,