Friday, April 20, 2007

Weather Anomalies

Barton Paul Levenson makes another good, well-supported point in response to the nonsense by MIT's Richard Lindzen:
[[Lindzen said,
"Indeed, meteorological theory holds that, outside the tropics, weather in a warming world should be less variable, which might be a good thing."]]

Then in this case, meteorological theory is wrong. About a year ago I took the monthly temperature anomalies from the satellites since 1979 and divided them at the halfway point. I took the standard deviations of each group, and they were significantly different by F test -- with the variation in the later group higher. Empirically, weather is becoming more variable as the world warms.



Blogger Woody said...

Are you feeling okay?

4:16 PM  
Blogger Woody said...

Are you feeling okay?

4:17 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Yes Woody, I'm fine. Thanks for your concern. You'll have to excuse my indiosyncrisy of not wanting to be mocked by people like yourself who have no understanding of the things I write about and work it. I don't tell you about tax law, and so your views on global warming are simply the ignnorant false assumptions of a politically biased layman.

I saw Jim Taranto today at the LA Times book festival. I didn't see Cooper. That said, the questioner from the audience claiming the six floors of the WTC couldn't have fallen at that high rate of speed was hilarious. The panel was flabbergasted and let he go on way to long but it turns out that was the highlight of the day, other than seeing some first time novelists and one old timer.

Of course all of the crime novelists were around. Connelly;Crais;Cannell and so on. It's so LA.

7:14 PM  
Blogger Woody said...

Hey, I'm sorry. I really am. I am naturally skeptical about a lot of things, as it's part of doing audit work. I just express more skepticism on proposals that cost a lot of money, and it doesn't have to do with politics. However, I do try to not attack a person individually but just discuss his ideas or claims. I apologize for times that I stepped over that line.

I'm sure the book festival was interesting. Celeste Fremon (rosedog) is still writing about non-fictional crime in L.A. and might have been there.

I wanted to make sure that you were okay, especially since I don't see many of your comments at the traditional sites. Take care.

6:57 AM  
Blogger Mark said...

What's costing a lot of money are fossil fuels at current prices. Your people have pumped up that price, but unfortunately we still have to drive places. Money well-spent is money that provides us with another means before we roast to death and Florida goes under. No matter who is using the fuels, the result is the same. We lose.

7:38 PM  

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