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Posted By: DMcG
14-Nov-19 - 03:34 PM
Thread Name: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
Subject: RE: BS: UK General election December 12 2019
The 'Climate change by Numbers' programme says three mathematicians 'reveal three numbers that tell the story about the past, present and future of the earth's climate."

I have yet to see it, but I am EXTREMELY sceptical that three numbers can reveal any such thing. It would be at best an extremely gross generalisation. Not least because it is numbers: three formulae would still be extremely coarse, but might give some vague chance. But even then, it would probably be curve fitting to data, not explaining data.