The problem of climate and climate change is important because of our point of view. Therefore, we need to think of models that are relevant to the person on the surface of the Earth. Again, energy and the law of conservation of energy come to the forefront.
RickyRood, • 6:03 AM GMT on August 23, 2012
This is rocket science – what is rocket science? Rocket science is classical physics, what most physicists would consider simple physics, in a sequence of steps that in their totality are complex. Simple physics in a complex system – the same as a climate model.
RickyRood, • 8:36 PM GMT on August 15, 2012
Using computers as tools to represent the real world has in the last two decades become routine. Therefore, in and of itself, the use of computers to make numerical calculations of the real world is common. It might not be as universally intuitive to people as a ledger or a wooden design of a boat, but there is large body of experience that affirms the value of computer-based modeling.
RickyRood, • 7:47 PM GMT on August 07, 2012