Tag Archives: Chaos

The Hawkmoth Effect

I’ve been down to the University of Warwick to give a seminar, and was reading Eric Winsberg’s book on the train. Eric was interviewed by Willard for the previous post and his book is about Philosophy and Climate Science. I’m … Continue reading

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Initial value problem vs boundary value problem

I haven’t actually looked at Judith Curry’s blog for a while, but popped across there and noticed a guest post about energy budgets, climate system domains, and internal variability. One reason why we think that we can actually do long-term … Continue reading


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Catastrophe, hoax, or just “Lukewarm”?

I thought I would post this video of a talk given by Tim Palmer. The basic message is that climate change is neither a hoax, going to be catastrophic, or going to be benign (Lukewarm). What climate science can (and … Continue reading

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I think I need another break!

I think I probably need to take another short break from all of this online nonsense. I’ve recently been commenting on Bishop-Hill and had been quite enjoying it. I’d been accused by other commenters of being patronising and condescending, but … Continue reading

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Watt about deterministic chaos?

There’s a recent paper in the Journal of the American Meteorological Society called An Evaluation of the Software System Dependency of a Global Atmospheric Model. The paper considers global atmospheric numerical model on machines with different hardware and software systems … Continue reading

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