Little Did We Know. Maybe We Just Didn't Want to Know.
Back when the science types introduced global warming to we plebs they began with a few basic predictions.
The first one was that the world was going to get warmer. Has it ever, in spades. Something like 18 of the hottest years on record have occurred in the last 20 years. They were sure on the money there.
They told us that dry regions of the world would get drier and, by and large, they got that one right too. Ask any farmer or rancher from the prairie provinces.
Then they told us that the wettest regions would get wetter, a lot wetter. Look no further than the Fraser Valley or British Columbia's washed out mountain highways or rail lines. British Columbians are no strangers to rain, lots of rain, but this is ridiculous.
Were I to grade them, I'd give them an A-. I'd like to make that an A+ but, overall, their predictions were understated. Climate breakdown has happened more rapidly than they foresaw 30 years ago. Their forecasts were overtaken by events.
Where do we go from here? I guess that's the question.