It is time to stop quivering in our boots in pointless fear of the future and just roll up our sleeves and build it.
- Ray Pierrehumbert

Monday, November 16, 2009

Oy

Snake eyes.

13 comments:

Lou Grinzo said...

Good thing all those big, fat, red dots don't cover anything important. I mean, there's nothing up there but ice and vegetation-packed perma...

Oh. Never mind.

King of the Road said...

With a peeled zero of expertise, I'm going to express my stunned amazement that nearly every blue dot is in Western Europe, the U.S., and the southern, more densely populated portion of Canada. It almost looks rigged.

And the biggest blue dot seems to be in Oklahoma. No wonder Inhofe thinks there's no problem.

Michael Tobis said...

My point exactly. The denial squad is going berserk with "coldest October ever" of course.

Hank Roberts said...

Oklahoma. Inhofe's state, record cold.

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/get-file.php?report=national&image=Statewidetrank&year=2009&month=10&ext=gif&thumb=t

Tony Lee said...

Sure, the US is cooler, and that's great for denialism. But as far as the planet goes, what ought to jump out is the oceans...

Dan Olner said...

Being a bit of a newbie to the world of climate denial, I'm finding myself slack-jawed at the ability of deniers to misinterpret the evidence. I mean, a comment from Wattsupwiththat yesterday:

"This illustrates that the observed warming is not the world getting warmer so much as it is the world getting less cool."

Ooooh Kaaay. Here's Greenfyre on this -

http://greenfyre.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/deniers-record-high-incoherence-ratio-increasing/

EliRabett said...

As we all know Alaska is not part of the US.

BTW, for the Federation, the Rommulan had this a few days ago

Dano said...

What we notice is that Copenhagen is coming and the Noise Machine has turned up the volume.

It doesn't matter that the noise is gibberish or factually inaccurate. The Noise Machine produces noise. The noise is partially intended to keep folks busy.

What is important is whether the US passes carbon legislation. Then gets to work on a California-like AB32.

It is not important that the Noise Machine pumps out noise - it is important that decision-makers know the consequences of their votes.

Best,

D

WAG said...

Meanwhile, Anthony Watts is trumpeting the 3rd coldest October on record for the US. Guess he STILL gets confused by his immediate surroundings. Not to mention that he apparently accepts the US temperature record when it shows cold temperatures.

Fittingly, the word verification for this comment is "dener" - a misspelling?

Michael Tobis said...

Yes, of course all downward wiggles are valid and all upward wiggles are not. It is a wonder the great ice sheet isn't back already.

Michael Tobis said...

Eli,

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Hank Roberts said...

Alak w'n y'talk laka nawm'l poisen study wana them upity types.

Michael Tobis said...

poisen? y'awl f'm loozy anna?