Never before has a presidential election seen a greater contrast in the attitudes of the major candidates towards climate change.
Climate is one of the most challenging open problems in modern science. Some knowledgeable scientists believe that the climate problem can never be solved.
The climate system is a coupled non-linear chaotic system, and therefore the long-term prediction of future climate states is not possible.
Level 1: Survey -- Surveillance and tracking
Level 1: Surveillance and tracking – Expand and greatly improve weather and climate sensing systems, on the ground and from orbit. Continue to determine past climate change through geologic studies of proxies of climate in Earth’s history.
[I]t was clear that the first and greatest need was to establish the facts of the past record of the natural climate in times before any side effects of human activities could well be important.
|Weather stations according to NASA GISS. Vast surfaces are unmeasured.|