"I've worked 15 years in climate research, acquiring hard data"
Case in point. You are stating you are an expert but you don't even know about the inaccuracies. So either you didn't bother to even evaluate the information from the film, or you just wrote if off the list as "right-wing" tripe. Ofc there is the possibility that while you are an expert, you still don't really know shit.
Yet I'm sure it still eludes you why people have a problem with the "trust me" mantra.
Sure that isn't infinite. But our solar system will be long gone before all 3.06 x 10^614 different arrangements could possibly be all worked through.
Yep, wash it out. A few years ago, googling my full name pointed to a Usenet post where I was asking for advice on how to take magic mushrooms, ad position one or two. (I accidentally didn't change my profile when typing it or something). I was a little embarrassing but I don't think it had any big consequences.
Now the first google page lists bug reports, google code projects and my stackoverflow account (and related pages). The mushroom story is now on page 5 or something where I don't really care about it.
And how do you think we should plan? Perhaps by *gasp* looking at models of how climate may change, and trying to work out how to prevent, minimise or survive these changes?
It is not the people who talk about climate change who say we should do nothing - on the contrary, to me it's the "There's nothing to worry about" people who seem more keen to plan nothing.
Yes and No. If I assume you mean with a monochrome scale of pieces, it is still different, because each piece is not simply 1 colour. Each puzzle piece has a different pattern and shades to it. (Though some varying very very little).
Unless you meant Lego pieces with different patterns and shades on it, then yes it would be the same.
You cannot have a science without measurement. -- R. W. Hamming