Physics Empowering People

Prof Tim Palmer: Climate Change, Inexact Computing and Inequality

Oxford University 

An interview with Professor Tim Palmer about his hopes on governmental response to climate change, the uncertainty of clouds in today's models and his current research on inexact computing -- a novel way of increasing efficiency and reducing computational requirements numerical models.


He also talks about the culture surrounding scientists and public and political engagement, which leads us to the ultimate challenge of today: inequality. 

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I really agree with Professor Palmer that equality is the crucial step for humanity to develop as a species. In the process of tackling this, we should remember that science is, after all, an engine for economic development and social change. It is a study of the universe, and naturally, it is intimately connected to who we are and how we live our lives.