This great Canadian site aims to combine art, news and geo-science. I am pleased for it to be my first link. Terry recently updated with an informative article on the developing field of Climate Modeling; what it is and why it is important.
With the economic livelihood of a good portion of the earth?s population relying on the production and consumption of fossil fuels there are a lot of questions to be answered. One thing is certain, Climate Modeling has a big future.
Global warming is happening. Are we to blame or is it a natural
warming trend? Is reducing our CO2 emissions going to have any effect on
dampening this process or is it too late? How much is the earth?s temperature
going to increase in the next century and will the earth be inhabitable for
anything more than cockroaches? Climate modeling has the potential to answer
these questions. It is even more important given the influence the scientific
community can and does have on government decision making. To combat global
warming tough decisions need to be made by policy makers that may involve
sacrificing short term benefit for long term gain. Policy makers, though, are
responsible for the well being of their constituents and will only make these
tough decisions if they are given valid scientific evidence that shows the dire
consequences of not acting now. This is what climate modeling is attempting to