William M. Briggs

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Pajama’s Media: Global warming accelerating once again

Pajamas Media

Surf on over to Pajamas Media for today’s update. “I’m from the U.N. and I’m here to help.

6 Comments

  1. You got to accelerate the positive
    Decelerate the negative
    Larch on to the affirmative
    And don’t fail to Hide the Decline.

  2. Briggs

    December 14, 2009 at 7:37 am

    dearieme,

    I like it!

  3. Maybe Ban Ki-moon has come to realize the decline is real and a change in direction requires acceleration? Of course, a decline could mean that current policies are working and is excited by the belief that much more of the same would be better.

    OTOH, “worse than we thought” might mean: temps have been going down and it’s going to make convincing harder so the global warming case has accelerated before it’s too late.

    I saw the Blitzer/Friedman thing. My take is Blitzer ate the whole thing.

  4. Don Briggs?

    Frankly, I preferred Emperor Briggs.

  5. Or to put it more succinctly, as an aged professor said to me many years ago over something else but not unlike except in scale: ‘Their fond hope is that over the entire series the positive errors will cancel out the negative ones leaving a true value. Some hope!’

    Kindest Regards

  6. http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/ushcn/

    Fun reading, espcially if you look at all the raw data documents

    you’ll like this

    Menne, M.J., and C.N. Williams, Jr., 2009: Homogenization of temperature series via pairwise comparisons. J. Climate, 22, 1700-1717.

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