Have you been wondering why the forecast called for a few sprinkles and you actually got thunderstorms instead and yet when the forecast called for heavy rain some folks didn’t even see any sprinkles??!! …
Attached you will find some interesting reading related to something known as ”The Butterfly Effect”. Perhaps you have heard of this concept, if not from the original scientific source then maybe through hollywood. Even though the movie industry may blend more fiction than fact this idea is in fact a real scientific breakthrough that is quite helpful in making up our current and growing understanding of the world around us (and not just in the field of meteorology either).
Please read the attached two scholarly articles (in one PDF) labeled ”Chaos” by Gleick and ”Human Adaptation to Climatic Impacts on Biodiversity” by Gotfryd.
Then write a paper that is at least 2 full pages long, double-spaced, regular margins and 12 pt font to address the following prompt:
What are the main points Ed Lorenz made? What are the main points Dr. Gotfryd made?
How does the meteorological concept of the ”Butterfly Effect” extend outside the boundaries of meteorology and how can one apply this concept and the broader idea it represents to empower society in general and the individual in particular?
How does this idea strengthen your own self-confidence and reveal the power you have to make a positive change in your life, for those you care about and for the world?