With so many failed predictions why should I believe it's a good theory?

I've apparently underestimated the level of dishonesty from people in this subreddit. I assumed that even you would have to agree that there have been some failed predictions coming from man-made global warming scientists concerning their theory.

Al Gore, who won the Nobel Peace prize in 2007 along with the IPC and is one of the most outspoken advocates for your cause said in 2008, "Some of the models suggest that there is a 75 percent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during some of the summer months, could be completely ice-free within the next five to seven years." http://dailycaller.com/2013/12/16/global-warming-satellite-data-shows-arctic-sea-ice-coverage-up-50-percent/

Gore was simply echoing the latest modelling studies at the time. The BBC claimed in 2007, "Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years." The article then quotes Professor Wieslaw Maslowski as saying, "Our projection of 2013 for the removal of ice in summer is not accounting for the last two minima, in 2005 and 2007," the researcher from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, explained to the BBC. "So given that fact, you can argue that may be our projection of 2013 is already too conservative."


Michael Oppenheimer, Princeton professor and lead UN IPCC author said in 1990: "[By] 1995, the greenhouse effect would be desolating the heartlands of North America and Eurasia with horrific drought, causing crop failures and food riots…[By 1996] The Platte River of Nebraska would be dry, while a continent-wide black blizzard of prairie topsoil will stop traffic on interstates, strip paint from houses and shut down computers." reference: "Dead Heat," St. Martin's Press, 1990

So far no one has been able to deny that Michael Oppenheimer made his prediction. Let's see if you can deny that Al Gore/Wieslaw made their prediction. From the level of vitriol I've seen from most people here I don't imagine this is going to be anything but a hate-fest but go ahead and try to do your cause some good by being objective and civil.

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