About

Biospherica is my technical blog.  It covers a range of topics including climate science, energy policy, agriculture, geo-statistics, finance. Some of the topics derive from my past activity as a physicist or as an interest rate derivatives dealer. Others derive from research undertaken for my company Biospherica Risk. A common thread, perhaps, is some element of statistical computing.

Most of the data used here are freely available, and most software used is open-source, particular the important statistical computing platform R. This means that most of what appears in Biospherica can reproduced by anyone with a laptop and internet access. Sometimes I post code too.

Views expressed here are based on empirical evidence and the scientific method. Of course that does not guarantee that they are right. This site is not supported by any external organisation. Errors are inevitable and corrections welcome.

Joe Wheatley

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