Flawed computer model halts air traffic

20 Apr

My post the other night wasn’t as hare brained as it sounded, apparently.  Perhaps it wasn’t purposeful mischief or engineered as a convenience for the One, but the call to cancel European flights came from the London Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre based on computer model of ash dispersion and of course the computer model was flawed.

No atmospheric balloons were launched to measure ash concentrations.

And whose volcanic ash models were relied upon? Why, those of the Met Office, which uses models to predict catastropic man-made warming, too.

The Dutch and Germans have been flying without passengers to determine the level of safety and have found no unusual wear or pitting of windshields, etc.

So, it seems that those responsible for predicting our long range climate issues cannot even properly measure an event that is currently occuring.


Posted by on April 20, 2010 in politics


2 responses to “Flawed computer model halts air traffic

  1. Saddlesore

    April 20, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    You sound surprised!

  2. Blankminde

    April 21, 2010 at 12:14 am

    When science meets hubris we’re left only with “schubrisence”…which is to say an entirely worthless thing I just made up on the spot to satisfy my growing demand for attention.


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