Are climate scientists and program managers who fund them, who misrepresent multi-decadal climate model predictions to the impacts communities as skillful projections, “gaming the system” ? Gaming the system is defined as
Gaming the system (or bending the rules, playing the system, abusing the system, milking the system or working the system) can be defined as “[using] the rules and procedures meant to protect a system in order, instead, to manipulate the system for [a] desired outcome”.
My answer is YES, unless these individuals can demonstrate skill at multi-decadal regional climate predictions which they fund. To my knowledge, however, this demonstration of skill has not been shown. Thus those individuals are either very naive or are deliberately gaming the system.
I am quite blunt in this post (and see also this post ) where I focus on the NSF, since the individuals I am referring to have been alerted to…
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