Steve McQueen's Motorcycle: So current computer models being used to predict 'global climate change' have not been taking into account all of the variables of the ridiculously complex systems of this planet?I'm shocked.
Ambitwistor: Steve McQueen's Motorcycle: So current computer models being used to predict 'global climate change' have not been taking into account all of the variables of the ridiculously complex systems of this planet?I'm shocked.They don't need to take into account "all the variables". In pretty much any realistic problem, most of the uncertainty is dominated by a handful of primary variables; see "sensitivity analysis". For global temperature, for example, those important variables are known and mostly have to do with cloud feedbacks, ocean heat mixing rates, and cloud-aerosol chemistry. Organic acids are a second-order effect for as far as global warming is concerned. (They may be main effects for other applications.) The "we can't predict anything useful about complicated systems" argument is silly.
Leo Bloom's Freakout: [geektyrant.com image 560x375]Worst movie of the year they said... nonsense and contrived plot devices they said.... well, who's laughing now?!/Shamelessly admits to actually enjoying that movie.
scalpod: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x297]I really got hot, so I had to hose myself down with seawater.
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