Opinion: “Is It Time to Stop Wasting The Insanity Of Wasting Time and Money On More Climate Models?”

From Dr. Tim Ball:

I am tired of the continued pretense that climate models can produce accurate forecasts in a chaotic system. Sadly, the pretense occurs on both sides of the scientific debate. The reality is the models don’t work and can’t work for many reasons, including the most fundamental; lack of data, lack of knowledge of major mechanisms, lack of knowledge of basic physical processes, lack of ability to represent physical mechanisms like turbulence in mathematical form, and lack of computer capacity. Bob Tisdale summarized the problems in his 2013 book Climate Models Fail. It is time to stop wasting time and money and put people and computers to more important uses.

Read the whole thing.

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    It makes sense , any changes that the corporate business want , they should do it , not the taxpayers .

    • David

      Get with the program buddy, Harper did it.

      • Minicapt

        He was only following orders from Bush.


  • tom_billesley

    The computing facility required to accurately model earth’s atmosphere will use enough electrical power and give off enough heat from processor cooling that the computation will itself change the result.

    • Clausewitz

      At one point the U of T was one of the few places in Canada where you could model predictive Geologic Theories with what was then a Super Cray. Most of it was Garbage In, Garbage Out, but the cooling rings kept our beers really cold, so we spent a lot of time there.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s all about the money.

    • Alain