Climate information for the future is usually presented in the form of scenarios: plausible and consistent descriptions of future climate without probability information. This suffices for many purposes, but for the near term, say up to 2050, scenarios of emissions of greenhouse gases do not diverge much and we could work towards climate forecasts: calibrated probability distributions of the climate in the future.
GJ van Oldenborgh, FJ Doblas-Reyes, SS Drijfhout, E Hawkins. Verification of regional model trends
Journal: Climate Lab Book, Year: 2013