A while back I spent some time with a video Anthony Watts was touting - It was the infamous Willie Soon PhD, solar physicist turned climate science "debunker." He was giving his "scientific" explanations for why he believes pretty much all of climate science is a hoax... and worse.
Guest essay by Russell Cook
Dr. Soon seemed comfortable voicing all sorts of conspiracy laced claims towards others who have complained about the quality of his work, while attempting to project an image as a straight shooter, in spite of a rather generous income provided by very politically motived interests.
For further details see:When Soon got to the science it was painful to watch his act of transparently ignoring everything he doesn't like. I wish some high school science class would take the time to expose it's many deceptions and acts of salesmanship rather than attempts at teaching.
In any event, it made a great contrast when . . .
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. . . I listen to another video lecture.
This one by Professor Inez Fung who specializes in Climate Models, she was explaining her science to a lay-audience. It sure was an interesting informative talk.
The contrast in style between Professor Fung and Dr. Soon was dramatic. It's difficult to understand how rational people wouldn't recognize the difference between Willie Soon's salesmanship and Professor Fung's teaching.
The first successful numerical weather forecast was made on the ENIAC (with fewer than 10 words memory) in 1950. This talk traces the development of atmospheric General Circulation Models (GCMs) for weather forecasting, to Global Climate Models (GCMs) and Earth System Models (ESMs) to illustrate the guts and gore of the huge codes. If we cannot predict the weather beyond 2 weeks, what do we mean by climate projections for the next century?