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Like all good ideas, this one is very simple –
The Clear Climate Code project writes and maintains software for climate modelling and analysis, with an emphasis on clarity and correctness.
The results of some climate-related software are used as the basis for important public policy decisions. If the software is not clearly correct, decision-making will be obscured by debates about it. The project goals are to clear away that obscurity, to increase the clarity and correctness of climate science software.
Ticks two of my favourite boxes straight away – open source and the climate!
The guys in Ravenbrook, who are coordinating this project took this task on themselves and they have decided to seek a little outside help in the process.
If you can program in Python and would like to help out, you can get in touch with Ravenbrook by email here