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The Fallacy of the Prisoners’ Dilemma

The prisoners’ dilemma, based on a paper written by Merrill Flood and Melvin Dresher in 1950, has become the paradigmatic example of game theory, which is presently being applied in more and more academic disciplines and areas of research. 2,777 more words


Where's the water going? Where will the water go?


❝ There’s still much that remains unknown about the Greenland ice sheet, which at roughly 650,000 square miles is more than twice the size of Texas.

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Simulation of 2017 Hurricanes and Aerosol Tracking

How can you see the atmosphere? By tracking what is carried on the wind. Tiny aerosol particles such as smoke, dust, and sea salt are transported across the globe, making visible weather patterns and other normally invisible physical processes.

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Trump has always been a climate denier but now he doesn't want you to have an accurate up to date weather forecast

Trump wants to cripple storm forecasting just when it’s getting good — and we need it most.

By Eric Holthaus on Oct 23, 2017

As Hurricane Harvey roared toward the Texas coast in late August, weather models showed something that forecasters had never seen before: predictions of four feet of rainfall in the Houston area over five days — a year’s worth of rain in less than a week. 2,033 more words

Climate Change

Why Most Cars Look the Same

A few days back I was at a friend’s party. I was introduced to other men at the party and soon they were all talking about the latest cars to hit the market. 560 more words

Bangalore Mirror

A climate science milestone: a successful 10-year forecast!

Summary:  The gridlock might be breaking in the public policy response to climate change. This gridlock has left us unprepared for even the inevitable repeat of past extreme weather — let alone what new challenges the future will hold for us. 1,744 more words

US forecast models have been pretty terrible during Hurricane Irma

Enlarge (credit: Weather Bell) We have written a fair amount at Ars recently about the superiority of the European forecast model, suggesting to readers that they focus on the ensemble runs of this system to get a good handle on track forecasts for Hurricane Irma. 11 more words