So high that it’s even going to other planets. From the BBC we have news of methane on Mars:
Scientists in Paris used a computer climate model for the Red Planet to simulate observations made from Earth…
“The problem is if we just take into account the photochemistry as we know it on Earth and if we put it in the model, then we cannot reproduce the model and that was a surprise.”
Surprise? The model doesn’t match the data. But gosh, we’re certain we’ve got all the physics in there. Just like those earth-bound models that keep predicting things that aren’t happening. But we know we’ve got it right. Now, in the defense of those studying Mars, they admit there must be something going on they don’t understand, unlike our friends in climate science. Wattsupwiththat (read the link first or the quote won’t make all that much sense) has a great take down of the missing hot spot in the tropics the modelers have been trying to ignore for a decade now:
Yet surprisingly, some proponents of global warming alarmism actually resort to this very strategy. “True,” they say, “the hot spot isn’t developing. But that is because the heat is being stored up elsewhere—it’s “in the pipeline”—and one day it will burst forth with even greater severity and vengeance.”
What can we make of that claim? Well, thinking back to Fred again, it amounts to this: We use our temperature probe in Fred’s darkened bedroom and we see a pattern like that in (E) above, corresponding to no blanket: Fred should be freezing! But actually, the heat has all gone into Fred’s body, despite the complete absence of the hot air which is the mechanism for making it do so. In other words, Fred got warmer by disobeying the second law of thermodynamics—in other words, by magic. Likewise, if someone says heat is being secretly stored somewhere by global warming, despite the absence of the very mechanism that does the warming, they are saying global warming is happening by magic. That is the harsh truth of the matter.
Bang. Of course, the modellers of earth can’t admit they don’t know what’s going on because the whole global warming myth is built on those models. Nothing in the observed data record leads anyone to believe there is anything going on but a small, gradual and harmless warming of the earth that has occurred many times before. The models are the only thing that allows governments around the world to take over the economies of the free world and to tax the US exorbitantly. So the models must be right, the measurements must be wrong and you and I are just recalcitrant luddites. hrmph.