After publishing my last article on the usefulness of climate models, I received some extensive criticism, noting that several definitions and wordings were somewhat blurred. Reason enough, therefore, to devote a little more attention to the topic of climate and complex systems. Complex systems appear in various forms. Be it within engineering sciences to model [...]
Category: Philosophy of Science
Climate Models Are Useless – So What?
The climate debate is still in progress and a satisfying end in which all those involved reach out happily is far away. An excellent opportunity to add a little more fuel to the fire. The very deliberately chosen title of this article may sound a little confusing at first. After all, as a veteran climate [...]
Changing the narrative – how to talk about climate change
Considering the renewed debate surrounding the relevance of climate change, it seems almost tragicomical that few actors are willing to allow some degree of dispassionate distance to develop strategies that are actually helpful. After all: this is possible. In an increasingly complex world which makes it difficult for the human mind to find its way [...]
The Black Swan and the Turkey
Everything is black. Complete darkness. Tack. Tack. Tack. A faint crack. Tack. Tack. Tack. Through a tiny gap, soft sunbeams are penetrating. Tack. Tack. Tack. The gap becomes bigger, increasingly larger pieces of the former darkness disappear. Tack. Tack. Tack. Eventually the last barriers break, blocking the path to freedom, to a beautiful new world. [...]