Apparently the geological community is in a state of “soul searching” according to this WaPo article. It’s all in response to conventional earthquake models being largely blind recent large quakes.

If geological models of earthquakes are not correct or complete what does that suggest about other models of complex systems? Earthquakes are largely (entirely?) independent of human activity. So what about models of climate change? Whether the models do or don’t include human influences is irrelevant in this context: either way the system is insanely complex. Any chance that there could be errors in those climate models? Any chance that those models could be completely wrong?

Oh, no, don’t suggest that. Don’t suggest that climate science isn’t really science at all. That’s scientific heresy. That’s branding oneself a stupid, ignorant, redneck. Uh huh. Right.

-JD Cross

 

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