A jaw-dropping report on the state of climate research appeared in the Washington Post last week. Here's how it opens. "How much Earth will warm in response to future greenhouse gas emissions may be one of the most fundamental questions in climate science—but it’s also one of the most difficult to answer.... In recent years, some scientists have suggested that our climate models may actually be predicting too much future warming, and that climate change will be less severe than the projections suggest." The rest of the piece reassures presumably thunderstruck Post readers that scientists are working on new theories to explain real-world temperature data. What a relief.