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Climate Change

Study: Northwest heat wave impossible without climate change

Photo: A wildfire burns in the mountains north of Lytton, British Columbia, Canada. The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing temperatures, a new quick scientific analysis found. An international team of 27 scientists calculated

Climate Change

With Climate Change, Is It Garbage In, Trillions Out?

One basic principle of computer modeling is “garbage in, garbage out”.  In other words, you can’t model phenomena you don’t understand. Nonetheless, politicians often use bad models to give a veneer of legitimacy to weak ideas. Climate policy is essentially a debate over models. The general circulation models used to evaluate climate are unable to

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