The Amazing Flying Tuna Can
- Feb 11, 2008
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A computer model is a bunch of equations that somebody thought might give an interesting result when run with certain parameters. A computer model will always give you the result you expected, even on unexpected data.OK, well short of building a working time machine, how else are we to make predictions outside of 'virtual' simulations? What better solution is there to predict climate change? The data used to create these virtual systems is very scrutinised, thoroughly researched, and routinely updated using the latest, and most credible, scientific findings. You got a better idea?
Well outside the realm of transformational math equations, there is experimental data. Its very difficult to have a planet sized controlled experiment, however parts can be simulated.
Just remember to manage your error. Increased temperature and CO2 concentrations on algae and krill, but there are other fish in the sea, vertebrate and otherwise.