Episode 25: Why Should You Trust Climate Models?

We jump right into the climate modeling and learn about how models work and why we should trust the models.

Empirical Models: Using past observations to describe the system. People should use statistics when generating empirical models and they should not use their memories!

Human recollection is horrible. Here is an article that explains.

Running cyclones at high resolution.

What is the IPCC?

Carbon Dioxide across the globe through a year video.

Community Earth System Model.

Ensemble Modeling.

National Climate Assessment.

How to make decisions based on probabilities and statistics.

Homeland security's discussion of climate change.

10 ways that you can try to alter climate change. 

Airplanes and Climate.

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This podcast episode was edited by the mighty Kenny Carlsen.  Thanks Kenny!

The song on the podcast is "So far, I have not found the science" by the truly awesome band Soul Coughing. I wish that they still existed as a band and had a web page!