And blames his failure on evil human pollution. He also promises that sea level rise will start accelerating really, really, really soon.
We conclude that most climate models mix heat too efficiently into the deep ocean and as a result underestimate the negative forcing by human-made aerosols. Aerosol climate forcing today is inferred to be -1.6 \pm 0.3 W/m2, implying substantial aerosol indirect climate forcing via cloud changes. Continued failure to quantify the specific origins of this large forcing is untenable, as knowledge of changing aerosol effects is needed to understand future climate change. A recent decrease in ocean heat uptake was caused by a delayed rebound effect from Mount Pinatubo aerosols and a deep prolonged solar minimum. Observed sea level rise during the Argo float era can readily be accounted for by thermal expansion of the ocean and ice melt, but the ascendency of ice melt leads us to anticipate a near-term acceleration in the rate of sea level rise.
Translation : we have no clue what we are doing, but we need to keep our reputations and funding going.
Apparently big Jim lacks access to the Internet, and can’t see that sea level rise rates have dropped dramatically over the last five years.
He should immediately send out an E-mail to all the people using climate models and to the press, and tell them not to trust the results. That would be the honest thing to do.