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Old 08-18-2012, 03:13 AM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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And this just released from the CRC: CRC Draft Sea-Level Rise Policy Development | Live and Local ENC with Bill Hitchcock
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I live and die by statistics. I love working with them and have done all kinds of different analysis of a varied range of topics. About 10 years ago I did some analysis of 110 years worth of temperature data from along the east coast of the US to as far inland as Pittsburg. After compiling my data there is ZERO doubt that temperatures are warming. It's not a huge amount but the fact is, things are warming up a bit. Whether this will lead to an increase in sea levels is the subject of another analysis. But to call global warming a myth is just wrong, at least as far as the eastern part of the US is concerned.

What always cracks me up is people that claim that global warming is a myth just because they had a very cold winter where they are. And then this year everybody is jumping on the global warming bandwagon just because of the drought and high temperatures from last winter into this summer. You can't draw any conclusions based on an extremely short duration of data. That would be like the NAR claiming that housing has hit bottom based on 3 months worth of good numbers.

Nature will always try to find an equilibrium in weather. You will see wide swings. But it's the long range data that truly tells the story and that long range data says that things are warming up. Just like they have always done. And will do for a very long time. Warmer, colder, warmer, colder....
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:31 AM
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The issue is the recent rate of warming as compared to the historical rate of warming. It is really the math aspect of the data, not the data itself. Many are mystified because they lack an understanding of calculas. Not enough STEM majors out there!
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