Policy Documents

The Science Isn't Settled: The Limitations of Global Climate Models

Kenneth Green, Tim Ball, & Steven Schroeder –
June 1, 2004

Computerized models of the earth's climate are at the heart of the debate over how public policy should respond to climate change.  Global climte models (GCMs) - also called global circulation models - attempt to predict future climatic conditions starting with a set of assumptions about how the climate works and guesses about what a future world might look like in terms of population, energy use, technologicl development, and so on. (... Read more)