RealClimate: On mismatches between models and observations
[Schmidt comments] If you think that policies are being made based on exact numbers coming from a climate model, I'd have to ask for some evidence. Polices are being made (or at least considered) on the strongly evidence based premise that climate sensitivity is non-negligible, but that conclusion doesn't depend on models as much as paleo-climate and so is unlikely to change. PS. I have no idea what you mean by "high confidence" in "catastrophic anthropogenic global warming".
...I have high confidence that anthropogenic effects are dominating current climate change and will increasingly do so in the decades to come
...True predictions - for instance of the consequences Pinatubo prior to impacts happening, longer term trends (i.e. post 1980s) have all proven skillful