This short report on Cato’s website is cause for serious concern. It seems to indicate that climate science is almost wholly focused on the use of models and forecasting, with little to any attention being paid to real-world observation.
…(I)t looks like something like 55% of the modeling done in all of science is done in climate change science, even though it is a tiny fraction of the whole of science. Moreover, within climate change science almost all the research (97%) refers to modeling in some way.
…(I)n climate change science modeling appears to have become an end in itself. In fact it seems to have become virtually the sole point of the research…
Climate change research should be focused on improving our understanding, not modeling from ignorance.