All posts tagged: computer models

‘I was surprised that the models were off by that much’

Researchers from the University of Northern British Columbia were apparently a bit shocked to discover that several Glaciers near the Columbia River were 38% thicker that they were supposed to be. It seems that they may have been part of the Global Warming doomsday machine predicting the end of the world if we don’t reduce CO2 emissions. One of the researchers commented, “I was surprised that the models were off by that much.” But I am always surprised when they say that because the researchers are the ones who enter their presumptions, biases and data into the computer models. The Edmonton Journal explains: Lead author Ben Pelto and his colleagues skied cross country on the glaciers over 182 kilometres, pulling a sled-mounted ice-penetrating radar system to collect thousands of measurements. They found the total volume of ice in the basin is roughly 122 cubic kilometres, or about 23 per cent more than computer modelling had estimated. “I was surprised that the models were off by that much,” said Pelto, who completed the work with support …

The secret life of Neil Ferguson?

You may not know who Neil Ferguson is, but he is an epidemiologist from England’s Imperial College who some suggest may have single-handedly contributed to the destruction of the world economy. You see, Ferguson developed a computer model to track the spread of viruses and based on his projections he stated that the Coronavirus could potentially kill 2.2 million people in the US and 500,000 people in England. These were staggering numbers and people immediately used these projections to push for lock downs around the world that resulted in millions of people losing their jobs. But some were suspicious and became more suspicious because there was allegedly some resistance to releasing the computer model used for these projections, so others could test it. Ferguson, who worked on an advisory committee for the UK government, was also pushing the country’s stay at home orders and when he was caught breaking those same orders through a tryst with a married woman, his insulated world started falling apart. All eyes were on him and Ferguson was forced to …