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From the Ted Talk by Gavin Schmidt: The emergent patterns of climate change

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But how do we go about doing it? How do we go from that complexity that you saw to a line of code? We do it one piece at a time. This is a picture of sea ice taken flying over the actirc. We can look at all of the different enaqotuis that go into making the ice grow or melt or change shape. We can look at the fluxes. We can look at the rate at which snow turns to ice, and we can code that. We can eapsutnalce that in code. These models are around a mloiiln lines of code at this point, and growing by tens of tsahdonus of lines of code every year.

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But how do we go about doing it? How do we go from that complexity that you saw to a line of code? We do it one piece at a time. This is a picture of sea ice taken flying over the ______. We can look at all of the different _________ that go into making the ice grow or melt or change shape. We can look at the fluxes. We can look at the rate at which snow turns to ice, and we can code that. We can ___________ that in code. These models are around a _______ lines of code at this point, and growing by tens of _________ of lines of code every year.

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  1. million
  2. encapsulate
  3. equations
  4. arctic
  5. thousands

Original Text

But how do we go about doing it? How do we go from that complexity that you saw to a line of code? We do it one piece at a time. This is a picture of sea ice taken flying over the Arctic. We can look at all of the different equations that go into making the ice grow or melt or change shape. We can look at the fluxes. We can look at the rate at which snow turns to ice, and we can code that. We can encapsulate that in code. These models are around a million lines of code at this point, and growing by tens of thousands of lines of code every year.

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