[LINK] Mash-up Government Data to Save the World
david.boxall at hunterlink.net.au
Sat Oct 31 20:26:08 EST 2009
On Sat, 31 Oct 2009 at 16:08:44 +1100 Bernard Robertson-Dunn wrote:
> ... All climate change models are trying to predict long term effects of non-linear systems, a very
> difficult, if not impossible thing to do.
> The puzzling thing is that you accept one set rather than the other.
> Maybe that's because you want to believe the worst case.
> The study of climate change seems to have more in common with religion
> than good science
The bulk of informed opinion seems to be that the actual case may be
worse than the worst estimates. Problem is we're conducting a fiendishly
complex experiment while living in the test tube. Not a wise risk to
I discount credibility in proportion to money. The most money, by far,
is with the polluters and climate change sceptics. More money, greater
discount, less credibility.
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