Chaos & Climate – Part 3: Chaos & Models

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   “The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.”  – IPCC TAR WG1, Working Group I: The Scientific Basis Introduction:  The IPCC has long recognized that the Earth’s climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system.   Unfortunately,…

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Chaos & Climate – Part 4: An Attractive Idea

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen “The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.”  – IPCC TAR WG1, Working Group I: The Scientific Basis Introduction:  (if you’ve read the previous installments, you may skip this intro) The IPCC has long recognized that the…

Chaos & Climate – Part 1: Linearity

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen “…we should recognise that we are dealing with a coupled nonlinear chaotic system, and therefore that the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.” – IPCC AR4 WG1           Introduction: The IPCC has long recognized that the climate system is 1) nonlinear and therefore,…

New Yorker: We Can’t Prevent the Climate Apocalypse

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to New Yorker Magazine we need to stop denying the inevitable imminent end of the world. What If We Stopped Pretending?The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it.By Jonathan FranzenSeptember 8, 2019 “There is infinite hope,” Kafka tells us, “only not…

Extinction Rebellion co-founder reveals she was inspired to begin the climate change protest movement after taking ‘psychedelic medicines’

From the Daily Mail Extinction Rebellion co-founder reveals she was inspired to begin the climate change protest movement after taking ‘psychedelic medicines’ as group shuts down central Manchester Gail Bradbrook, 47, said she ‘prayed in a deep way’ while taking substances She told BBC Inside Out West that her prayer was answered within a month…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup #373

The Week That Was: 2019-08-24 (August 24, 2019) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.” ― Richard P. Feynman Number of the Week: 116 Stations THIS WEEK: By Ken Haapala, President,…

Weekly Climate and Energy News Roundup # 372

The Week That Was: 2019-08-17 (August 17, 2019) Brought to You by SEPP (www.SEPP.org) The Science and Environmental Policy Project Quote of the Week: “There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true.”—Soren Kierkegaard [H/t William Readdy] Number of the…