Prediction in climate science (and biology)
Climate science is successful because climate scientists have built models that generate good predictions for how climate is changing. we biologists are far behind in our ability to make good predictions for biological responses to climate change.
Do you think the analogy of climate: biological systems for prediction is a good one?
When (if ever) will biologists be able to make good predictions for biological responses to climate change in the same way that climate scientists make good predictions for climate change?
Source: Biodiversity Discussion Group