Never prophesy about anything that can be tested in your own lifetime.
It’s a rule of life that should be heeded by religious fanatics, cultists and scientists everywhere.
These days it does seem hard to separate the three but that shouldn’t be allowed to dilute the essential message.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) would be wise to heed it after the release Friday of sections from its much-anticipated latest report.
The scientific panel says it’s “extremely likely” that human activity is the dominant cause of global warming.
It says the evidence has grown thanks to more observations, a better understanding of the climate system and improved models (its own) to analyze the impact of rising temperatures.
A few words of caution here.
Keep in mind these are the same people who could not tell you what the weather will be like tomorrow or next week yet they have predicted what the earth will be experiencing for the remainder of the century.
The IPCC says a human footprint can be found in the warming of the atmosphere and oceans, in rising sea levels, melting snow and ice and variations in some climate extremes.