Re: Breaking News: World is 10 deg chillier

From: Ross A. Finlayson (
Date: Wed Jan 24 2001 - 08:03:55 MST

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> writes:
> > Anders Sandberg wrote:
> >
> > > From my perspective up here in Sweden global warming might be a good
> > > thing. The autumns may become rainier and even more depressing if the
> > > models are right, but that will likely be made up by a better spring
> > > (which has a higher value for me personally). On the other hand,
> >
> > Do the models involve a deflected Golfstream?

It might be better or worse. For example, if the icecaps melted, Denmark
would be underwater.

> Yes. Apparently the models predict a slightly weaker and more
> deflected gulfstream, but that it is counteracted by local warming
> here. The British isles may not be as happy.
> Of course, the big problem here is the uncertainties in oceanic
> currents and of course in the models. What we really need is an
> understanding of where the bifurcation points are, so we can tell if
> we are near any of them and must be very careful in modifying
> parameters, or if we are in a fairly regular part of parameter
> space. Once we have some estimates of that, chosing a strategy becomes
> less risky.
> --
> -----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Anders Sandberg Towards Ascension!
> GCS/M/S/O d++ -p+ c++++ !l u+ e++ m++ s+/+ n--- h+/* f+ g+ w++ t+ r+ !y

If the world's temperature was different compared to millions of years ago,
and now it is much warmer in fifty years, which is less than 1/100 of 1
percent of the time, is that not a cause for concern?

Global warming is a cause for concern. Petrochemical fuel emissions should
be cut 95%. There are largescale industrial processes, most with caps on
their smokestacks.



Ross Andrew Finlayson
Finlayson Consulting
Ross at Tiki-Lounge:
"The best mathematician in the world is Maplev in Ontario."  - Pertti L.

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Mon May 28 2001 - 09:56:24 MDT