mall differences in starting conditions can, over time, make a big difference in the way that a complex system of interrelated phenomena evolves.
Lorenz realized that small changes in initial conditions could lead to drastically different effects when he changed an initial atmospheric condition by 0.000127.
seemingly insignificant change,
The butterfly effect demonstrated that causes and effects do not have a purely linear relationship and do not exist independently to other things happening externally, making it difficult to accurately make predictions.
Earth is one massive, complex ecosystem, but it is important that we realize that one generation’s collective actions can have incredibly powerful (and scary) consequences on the system, an idea that stems from the butterfly effect.13
, it does demonstrate that what we do matters.
strikingly alter the route that we’re on.
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