Retrodiction, instead of prediction, in this case.

2013/11/14 Alberto G. Corona <agocor...@gmail.com>

> Yes.
>
> I proposed myself not to argue against sectarian apocalypticists because
> that is a waste of time, but honoring those of you that are not seduced by
> the end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it movement, I will say something:
>
> Climatic models are bullshit. if you look at how they adjust parameters
> looking at the climategate mails you will have no doubt. Starting from that
> funny way for manufacturing models, it is no surprise that they predict
> nothing as Telmo said.
>
> There is a model of the earth nucleus. It is very good. Why?  Because it
> behaves like the real nucleus. It invert polarity every 14000 years I
> believe, dont want to fire up the wikipedia to get the real digits. That is
> why it is a good model.
>
> What would be a good test of a climatic model?. We know that at the
> glacial eras started when North and South America united by the istmus of
> Panama closed the free water movement between the atlantic and pacific.
> That changed the global water flow regimes and resulted in the two polar
> ice caps.
>
> It is easy to configure the continents in the climate models and see what
> happens in each configuration of the american continents. Why they dont try
> it?. Because they know that their models are lacking decades of research to
> get accurate enough for the simplest long term prediction.
>
>
> 2013/11/13 Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com>
>
>> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 7:49 PM, LizR <lizj...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Obviously there is more CO2 in the air than there has been for a very
>> long
>> > time, and obviously the climate has changed somewhat in the last couple
>> of
>> > decades (warmest on record, again and again). It's hard to prove the
>> > connection, of course, but the circumstantial evidence is overwhelming.
>> Of
>> > 13,950 peer-reviewed climate articles published between 1991 and 2012,
>> 24
>> > rejected global warming. It's a little thing we've come up with to try
>> and
>> > understand the world. We call it "science".
>>
>> This is just sophisticated arguing from authority, not science.
>> Science is the process of formulating a theory with which you can make
>> predictions and then testing these predictions. If the predictions are
>> incorrect, the theory is falsified. The number of papers that say
>> something and the amount of consensus is irrelevant in the face of
>> experimental falsification. Science is not democracy, it's empiricism.
>> All scientific revolutions started as minority views.
>>
>> There is overwhelming evidence in favour of the theory of evolution
>> because of the number of predictions it got right, not because of the
>> amount of papers that say that it is a spiffy theory. The theory of
>> anthropogenic global warming does not look so stellar because it
>> failed to predict the current cooling period.
>>
>> Given the tremendous human cost of reducing CO2 emissions, the
>> rational thing to do is to weigh the probability of the theory being
>> correct against this cost. I don't have an answer here, nor am I
>> qualified to give it. I know a bit about complex systems modelling and
>> this makes me very skeptical of "overwhelming evidences", especially
>> in the face of surprising observables against the models.
>>
>> > Obviously fossil fuel will run out anyway, so even without climate
>> change
>> > we'd have to do something.
>>
>> Yes, but that something we have to do is very different depending on
>> whether or not we have to cut CO2 emissions and, more importantly, one
>> of the path leads to immense human suffering.
>>
>> Then there are the geo-engineering ideas that John mentioned. They
>> appear to be ignored. This makes the entire thing start to smell a bit
>> of religious moralism.
>>
>> Telmo.
>>
>> > I think nuclear is a good short term solution,
>> > for sure. Especially subcritical reactors.
>> >
>> >
>> >
>> > On 14 November 2013 06:06, Telmo Menezes <te...@telmomenezes.com>
>> wrote:
>> >>
>> >> On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 5:54 PM, John Clark <johnkcl...@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>> >> > On Wed, Nov 13, 2013 at 11:15 AM, Telmo Menezes <
>> te...@telmomenezes.com>
>> >> > wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >>
>> >> >> > I would like to point out that I did not write the first two
>> >> >> > sentences
>> >> >> you cite and I was being sarcastic when I wrote the third one.
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> > Sorry.
>> >>
>> >> No worries.
>> >>
>> >> Telmo.
>> >>
>> >> >   John K Clark
>> >> >
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