My Biggest Career Mistake

Its a good thing that time machine’s are not real.  If they were, I would transport back to my college days and change my major to meteorology/climatology – or to phrase another way – psychic studies.  What better way to generate a considerable income simply speculating about the weather – and be wrong most of the time? 

Because of the advances in computer science, the weather psychics can use statistics and algorithms to assist them in their art of deception.  The cowards can hide behind a computer and blame the “models” for not being correct.  That is spineless – but, a pretty darn good way to make a living.

Since I work in the medical field (and live in a world based on accuracy and logic), I look at the whole science of weather prediction with skepticism.  If I made errors in patient care at the same rates of error as weather psychics, then I would probably be in jail.   

So, why should I believe anything these speculators say about changes to our long term weather – better known as climate change?  If you are wrong about predicting the weather with 100% accuracy over the next few days, then it makes sense to me that I should not believe your predictions about the weather trends in the near and/or distant future.  If I gave you the wrong medicine in the hospital a few times, you would not take any other medicine from me for sure.

What is worse is that human kind is accused of being the cause for these changes.  Because these weather psychics can predict the weather so well, we can trust them to tell us the source of these changes?  Right.  In fact, they are saying humans should have guilt for existing and submit to reducing our quality of life for the planet.  Not a chance, buddy.

As a child I remember the big scares of “a new ice age” being predicted.  Our school teachers spewed that emesis  in our classrooms making us feel guilty for living and causing the ice age.  They said our frozen future was very bleak.  But, I am sure none of those teachers were giving their retirement money to charity in leu of this. 

Nonetheless, after I chiseled my way out of school – the scare became ”global warming.”   Now the weather warnings are going back to the “ice age” predictions again.  To complete the circle of life, my kids are coming home talking of climate change.  It is changing, I tell them.  It is changing so fast no-one can predict it.

When you can predict the weather 100% of the time for the next few years, then maybe you can get some creditability in my eyes.  When your psychic predictions about future weather does not change every ten years, then mabye you can also gain some creditability. 

I should have chose the field of meteorology/climatology as my field of college study.  I could have made a great living making mistakes and scaring people.  But, then again, I would have been a spineless coward.  That is just not me.

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