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Global Warming – A Matter of Degrees


One of the factors in the vehemence of many political debates is the insistence on a simple yes-no answer when the issue is truly a matter of degree.  A binary choice (yes-no, either-or) forces people to pick one answer or

Posted in Economy, Environment, Government, Science and Politics

Computers and Scientific Proofs


Today’s movie directors use computer technology to take us to wondrous places.  We can see J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth, C.S. Lewis’ Narnia and James Cameron’s Pandora come to life in vivid detail with the aid of high speed

Posted in Computers, Science and Politics

Something Computers Can’t Do


I occasionally hear or read that computer modelling has “proved” something about Anthropogenic Global warming (AGW) or that computer models provide “evidence” of warming. This is impossible.  I have worked with computers for 40 years at all levels of programming.

Posted in Computers, Science and Politics
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