Before Kevin Trenberth wrecked NCAR’s reputation with his junk climate science, NCAR was lead by Walter Orr Roberts – who did actual climate science.
In 1973, Roberts predicted a drought based on sunspot cycles.
The drought occurred, exactly as he predicted.
The summer of 1976 was the warmest and driest on record in England.
By 1977, California was experiencing their worst drought on record.
Roberts’ climate forecasts were golden, and unlike Trenberth, Roberts released actual temperature data – measured by actual thermometers.
In 1951, Roberts discovered a critical relationship between solar activity and climate.
Roberts’ solar studies were a key part of allied success during WWII, because he was able to predict when German and Japanese communications would be disrupted by solar flares.
Sadly, Roberts memory has been disrespected by allowing junk scientist Kerry Emanuel to speak at the Walter Orr Roberts lecture in Boulder this year. The graph below is his fake CO2 based hurricane forecast.
Climate science has been completely wrecked by incompetent hacks like Gore, Hansen, Trenberth, Schmidt, Mann and Hayhoe.
But in the past there were actual climate scientists doing actual science.