Thursday, August 12, 2010

Meh... Science does not work that way

Been feeling sick with sinus stuff the last couple days.

The heat's not helping.

In more "positive" news there's this.

Floods, fires, melting ice and feverish heat: From smoke-choked Moscow to water-soaked Iowa and the High Arctic, the planet seems to be having a midsummer breakdown. It's not just a portent of things to come, scientists say, but a sign of troubling climate change already under way.

The weather-related cataclysms of July and August fit patterns predicted by climate scientists, the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization says - although those scientists always shy from tying individual disasters directly to global warming.

Great.... that's now how science works.

Ace explains:
By all means, let's get some more of that "modeling" going on supercomputers because everyone knows that supercomputers are smart and don't, say, just regurgitate your starting assumptions back to you.

Yeah... the problem with climate modeling is that we've only got one earth, and one set of data (which itself can be riddled with errors)

Feh. Phrenology had more experimentalism. Phrenologists could study lots of skulls and map all sorts of behaviours. Granted it was all bunk, but it was verrifiable as bunk.

Climate science is like living in Iowahawk's world: Top Scientists Warn: Sea Gods Angry

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