Climate Change Prediction: A challenging scientific problem

This paper, produced on behalf of the Institute of Physics by Professor Alan J. Thorpe, explains how predictions of future climate change are made using climate models.

Climate change prediction

It is hoped that the paper will increase believability in these models and be persuasive that anthropogenic activity is likely to be causing global warming. It aims to convince policy-makers, the general public and the scientific community that the threats posed by global climate change are real.

Climate Change Prediction: A challenging scientific problem (PDF, 5 MB)