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?
You can use real-life examples (either your own life experiences, those in the articles or researched from outside sources) to help address the question. Note, back up your assessments with the information found in both articles. Failure to do so and just reading online blurbs instead of the attached reading will result in loss of points. You do not have to use any outside sources but if you do please cite them.