Monday, April 12, 2010
Bigger models not needed
Skip Stiles worked many years as a congressional staffer, and by his own admission, wished for better climate change predictions. He seems to have seen the light, as highlighted in this guest post at Roger Pielke Jr.'s Blog. He is responding to the recent announcement of a $50 million multi-agency program to fund the development of better climate models. While I agree with Stiles that the $50 million could be better spent, I wish he'd reserve at least a bit of it for interdisciplinary research on how to structure science to be more useful to policy.
How's this for a rapid prototype model (Courtesy of xkcd.com):