According to the meteorologists, Britain is getting wetter, sunnier and hotter, and it’s our fault, and climate change is already here, with flooding and heat waves and severe storms much more frequent. What do you think, Mike?
All seems reasonable, Bernie, based on weather statistics and some credible but sometimes dodgy mathematical modelling. Computational fluid dynamics can predict the weather pretty well for the coming week or so. The next fifty years? No chance. That’s more like licking your finger and pointing it to the sky. Different models give different results depending on initial data and assumptions. Non-linear systems are hard to fathom, Bernie.
Lost me, Mike. Anyway, what about the Ice Age?
Good point, Bernie. The human race got through that, amazingly, about fifteen thousand years ago, ish.
Really, Mike! And the film is so good too.
In the end, Bernie, the planet moves on, doing it’s thing. It survives and mankind has to adjust. We don’t rule the planet. It rules itself. We might affect it for a while but, in the end, we billions have to change to survive as best as can. It’s not about the next fifty years, it’s about the next five hundred or five thousand years, and more.
Agreed, Mike. Modern man seems so arrogant to me, the pretence that we can just expand on the planet, unchecked, and yet control what happens. By the way,have you seen today’s weather forecast?
Hot and sunny followed by rain this afternoon.