New Years Resolutions For Climate Scientists Posted on December 28, 2011 by Steven Goddard I will admit that warming has been much slower than we expected I will admit that recent sea level rise is nothing unusual or threatening I will admit that our forecasts of declining snow cover were wrong I will admit that Arctic temperatures are cyclical, and that we have no idea what will happen to Arctic ice over the next 50 years I will admit that our forecasts of Antarctic warming have been a total failure. I will admit that Polar Bear populations are not threatened I will admit that climate models have demonstrated no skill, and are nothing more than research projects I will admit there was a Medieval Warm Period I will admit that that there was a Little Ice Age I will stop pretending that we dont have climate records prior to 1970 I will admit that the surface temperature record has been manipulated and is contaminated by UHI I will stop making up data where none exists I will honestly face skeptics in open debate. I will quit trying to stop skeptics from being published I will admit that glaciers have been disappearing for hundreds or thousands of years I will stop telling people that the climate is getting more extreme, without producing any evidence I will admit that hurricanes are on the decline I will admit that severe tornadoes are on the decline I will admit that droughts were much worse in the past I will admit that efforts to shut down power plants have potentially very serious consequences for the future I will pay for my own tickets to tropical climate boondoggles like Cancun, rather than improperly using taxpayer money for political activism I will admit that there is no missing heat I will admit that temperatures have been cooling for at least the last decade I will publish the raw data and not lose it. etc. etc. etc. hahahaha, I got a good laugh out of those. anybody want to add to the list?