Climate models play an important role in the discussion of anthropogenic climate change and with regard to mitigation and adaptation measures. They are the only way to estimate what the global climate may be like in thirty, fifty or a hundred years from now. But how dependable are they? Is it possible to verify model results by means of measurements? Why is it possible to make predictions for a period of a hundred years whereas it is not possible to predict the weather for the next two weeks? Some explanations for understanding climate models are compiled in this Climate Press.
ProClim/ OcCC (Ed.), 2012. How accurate are climate models? Climate Press. Background information on climate and global change, No 30.