Global Warming, Climate Change or ClimateGate comes home to roost

That’s right, it comes to your house to roost.  Finally you bomb your bombastic loud mouth neighbor with real climate data that you can include in your silverlight web browser or .NET application (I assume this also means Win8 MetroRT app).  So if your neighbor views you as the Rush Ditto Head and your neighbor…


Free book on how computing is transforming science: The Fourth Paradigm

    Usually I won’t pick up a book that uses the word “Paradigm” (which I pronounce: para-dig-mmmm).  In the case of The Fourth Paradigm, this would be a serious mistake.  If you are an inventor, thinker, artist, then this book is something you should download and read. (Link: http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/collaboration/fourthparadigm/default.aspx) The 93 megabyte download is…

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Climategate, Global Warming and the Trident Workbench: Galileo and Peer Review

What would Galileo do?  I think that he would head out to the local coffee shop, order a large cup of coffee and think about this whole situation with the “science” of global warming.  Then he would walk home and think about what resources did he have to really look at the data behind the…


Climategate: Open Provenance a way to prevent the lack of trust in data and modeling

The Trident workbench is only one way to create and present scientific workflow.  To make sure that other scientific workflow systems are able to utilize other science or engineering modeling, a standard has been proposed. You can find the document I am working from at: http://eprints.ecs.soton.ac.uk/18332/1/opm.pdf . The high level requirements may look like: The…

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Climategate: The future in the past

  In a Dec. 1970 article titled: “Polar Ice and the  Global Climate Machine” in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, page 40, author: Joseph O. Fletcher, the concern was that there was no model for the vast thermodynamic engine that was the atmosphere and oceans.  That there appeared to be a potential influence by…


Climategate, Global Warming, Provenance: Why

Well the Global Warming discussion seems to be ignoring the lack of provenance for the investigation into the causes.  Emails do not make a scientific investigation, it might make an engineering investigations, or a production investigation.  Presenting the data for many eyes to view, utilization of true peer review of the science, and maintaining the…


ClimateGate, Global Warming and Provenance: Trident Workbench

Ok, blowhards like Rush Limbaugh keep stating that the actual science around Global Warming does not fit the “templates”.  I guess that Rush means media templates, because I doubt that the Limbaugh the Great understands the first thing about research templates or workflows.  Then again, most of the people who believe in Global Warming likely…

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Climategate, global warming and provenance

Ok, taking a chance here: I reviewed the emails and don’t really get the whole “global warming” as a scam.  Clearly the globe is warming after the mini-ice age between 1500 and 1825 or so.  During the period since the mini-ice age, the human population has grown, built beautiful cities, roadways and generally turned the…