Friday, February 25, 2005

carbon spring




Ah yes, another beautiful February in the Pacific Northwest. The weather is balmy, the palm trees swaying, and the bears are awakening from their brief respite. I keep hearing talk of "climate change" but there is none visible from my window - just another sunny day, same as Seattle has been for as long as anyone can remember.

Imagine if I lived in rainy old California.

3 Comments:

At 3:47 AM, February 25, 2005, Anonymous Billew said...

About weather in particular the word average is used frequently. Average temps, average rainfall, seasonal average, annual average; Averages are more meaningful when taken over long periods of time. (A snapshot does not a portrait make.)
In my youth, born 1944, the fathers and grandfathers of the current crop of prognosticators were predicting a new ice age. When a person writes a computer program to predict the future, the program will predict the future that the programer wants it to.

 
At 5:48 AM, February 25, 2005, Blogger Big Gav said...

I think the predictions of an imminent "ice age" in the 1970's were more the rantings of a few fringe dwellers rather than scientific concensus - have a read of these for some details:

http://www.answers.com/topic/global-cooling
http://www.aip.org/history/climate/cycles.htm

 
At 7:15 PM, February 25, 2005, Blogger monkeygrinder said...

You both bring up a good point - useless experts.

Since I am not a oil geologist or economist, much less a climate scientist, I work really hard to identify those people who prognosticate successfully.

There are such people.

Then I parrot what they say. ;)

 

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