onsdag 16 september 2009

Realities of Mathematical Climate Simulation

A new Oxfam report has today warned that at least 4.5 million children could die unless world leaders deliver additional funds to help poor countries fight the growing impact of climate change, rather than diverting it from existing aid promises.

Rich countries must not steal money from poor hospitals and schools in order to pay their climate debt to the developing world, said Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director of Oxfam International. But is this realistic? 

The idea to strain the already strained economies of poor countries by climate debts, is based on certain alarming predictions obtained by certain computational mathematical models. Suddenly computational mathematics is a question of life and death. If the mathematics alarm is a false alarm, it risks to have meaningless terrible consequences. Who knows if the math is correct? See my posts on climate simulation. All of this is mind-boggling, for a mathematican and human being. Is God Mathematician or is the Devil?

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