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Their winter just ended. Are you confused as to what year it is?
And you are saying that one woman's opinion beats all the thermometers and other measurements. I believe in empowering women, but that's ridiculous.
my kiwi friend has lived there her entire life. If she said it was the coldest winter she can remember...I believe her.

Have you ever even been there, son?
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<quoted text>LOL....your canard isn't working in the northern hemisphere too well, i take it?
bwaahahahahahaa
Is this your first or second infancy?
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ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>you should go outside sometime.
So. Reverting to ad-hominem, I see. Figures.
ritedownthemiddle wrote:
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the world is beautiful.
Which is my basis for wanting to preserve it, using the best available science as the guide. Something YOU would not understand.
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and you're not in danger.....except from yourself maybe.
Ahh. the dreamy philosopher without a real clue. The world doesn't run on dreams. Every once in a while it boots these dumb asses in their fundament.. but they want everyone else to pay the price of their ideology. Not going to happen.

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No all of the before mentioned statements are true.
The data bases are routinely updated. What curious is that the temps before 1950 are always updated down. As I stated many times, my own area of the four corners has written recorded temperatures. Those recorded temperatures are not the temps used in the data bases. They've been adjusted down.
CRU did lose their source data. They said so. The data was lost/destroyed in an outdated computer, why they didn't retrieve the data before the computer was shut down?
Proxy studies are location specific. I like proxy studies, I understand how they are conducted. They are very useful in showing patterns of activity. They are most credible when they can be compared to other information and show a similar pattern.
We are talking about .7 or .8*C difference in temperatures since 1880. Even very minor adjustments to existing data bases can skew such a small variation. And if we started our data base at 1850, we wouldn't even have the .7/.8*C of warming.
Why not use temperatures that have been recorded? Why not compare the apples to the existing apples? Why would scientists lose/destroy their data. They're scientists, data is their holy grail.
Lots of questions, not many answers.
LHMF answered above.

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So. Reverting to ad-hominem, I see. Figures.
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Which is my basis for wanting to preserve it, using the best available science as the guide. Something YOU would not understand.
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Ahh. the dreamy philosopher without a real clue. The world doesn't run on dreams. Every once in a while it boots these dumb asses in their fundament.. but they want everyone else to pay the price of their ideology. Not going to happen.
nice ad hominems, sparky!
Lol
Now post something you actually know.
Apparently the best science is off limits to your comprehension and learning abilities?
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Fun Facts wrote:
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No all of the before mentioned statements are true.
Lie we would take your word on it???
Fun Facts wrote:
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The data bases are routinely updated.
Yup. That is what you get when time doesn't stop and meteorology continues to be sampled every day.
Fun Facts wrote:
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What curious is that the temps before 1950 are always updated down.
Lie. Or conspiracy theory. Take your pick.. Though there may be a predominance of temperature lowering as the location or selection of meteorology data improves and less 'spurious heating' from local terrain features is involved. Most moves of meteorology stations would be to a BETTER location which would be closer to the 'real temperature level' of the area with less additional heating problems from local topography and buildings.
Fun Facts wrote:
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As I stated many times, my own area of the four corners has written recorded temperatures. Those recorded temperatures are not the temps used in the data bases.
Of COURSE not, you dimwit. Raw data has to be first processed for consistency and 'faults' such as location, setup, instrument error, etc. Their are enough meteorology stations as well that in general only the 'most valid' ones are used. The METHODOLOGY of this weeding out and correcting for local errors is quite precise and backed by MANY studies of it's validity.
Fun Facts wrote:
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They've been adjusted down.
In some cases, sure. It is easier to get a higher reading from local problems than a cooler reading so more of the corrections will be downward (i.e compensation of a local heat sink like asphalt paving).
Fun Facts wrote:
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CRU did lose their source data. They said so. The data was lost/destroyed in an outdated computer, why they didn't retrieve the data before the computer was shut down?
Lie. They deleted the files because they did not OWN the source or have a license to distribute it to others. They PAID for it from the licensing source and so were OBLIGATED to destroy the records. But it still exists in the ORIGINAL DATABASE. You have been corrected on this issue hundreds of times and continue your LIES.
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Proxy studies are location specific. I like proxy studies, I understand how they are conducted. They are very useful in showing patterns of activity. They are most credible when they can be compared to other information and show a similar pattern.
What. Just that specific square foot? Or is it relevant to the local 'microclimate'. Take your time. I know that thinking is hard for you..

And one of the 'methodologies' of both meteorology and proxy climate is validation by correlation with other sources. They have been doing it right since long before you were born..
Fun Facts wrote:
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We are talking about .7 or .8*C difference in temperatures since 1880. Even very minor adjustments to existing data bases can skew such a small variation. And if we started our data base at 1850, we wouldn't even have the .7/.8*C of warming.
The BEST study took ALL of these 'quibbles' and tested them to see if processing them in a way to obviate the claim would make a difference. It didn't. Now grow up and follow the data.

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Is this your first or second infancy?
what exactly are you "reverting" to here, don?!?

Lol

You people are so funny....and predictable...and hypocritical ......and thick!!
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Fun Facts wrote:
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Why not use temperatures that have been recorded? Why not compare the apples to the existing apples? Why would scientists lose/destroy their data. They're scientists, data is their holy grail.
Because raw data has flaws. To use raw data without validating (as you promote above for climate proxies) is just stupid and bad science. i.e a 'false cooling' can be introduced by a move of the instrument to a different location. The 'raw' data will have a step change that is NOT valid. One must track down the records of the station and CORRECT for these issues.
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Lots of questions, not many answers.
Lots of answers if you take those blinders off and get an education. Ignorance is curable.

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LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Because raw data has flaws. To use raw data without validating (as you promote above for climate proxies) is just stupid and bad science. i.e a 'false cooling' can be introduced by a move of the instrument to a different location. The 'raw' data will have a step change that is NOT valid. One must track down the records of the station and CORRECT for these issues.
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Lots of answers if you take those blinders off and get an education. Ignorance is curable.
There is nothing that a scientist likes better than to find another scientist wrong. If the climate data were adjusted unjustly it would be jumped upon like blowflies on a dead carcass. I am not informed well enough to decide whether or not the data has been compromised but I do know enough about how science works to know that those who are well informed would be very quick to point that out.
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<quoted text>she emailed me last month, dummy! Gee, you're easily thrown off aren't you?
Ah,leave out an important detail and then fault me for not knowing it.

Lying by omission.

Lying, nonetheless.
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<quoted text>my kiwi friend has lived there her entire life. If she said it was the coldest winter she can remember...I believe her.
Have you ever even been there, son?
Yes, I know. Apparently you'll believe anything for which there is no evidence.

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Based on the amount of hype given to Australia to prove global warming, Im going to make a prediction based on trends of over-the-top predictions and hype from the past:
Snow will be a thing of the past turned into record snowfalls.
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Not over the top at all, some of those southern hemisphere countries are predicted to take the biggest hit with climate change. Especially a few of those small Island countries north of Australia, they are already sand bagging their front door with rising sea levels. As Australia is the driest continent on earth hence the low population and not many mountain ranges means 85% of them live less than 25 miles from the coast, it only takes a small shift in climate for those same people to be either kicking desert sand or wading in water. Take your pick, the mountain ranges in New Zealand are always going to attract more rainfall than Australia yet has experienced long periods of drought. So go figure, but it's another dismissal from the denier crowd that is nothing to be concerned about.
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ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>you found the answer that you previously claimed i didn't answer!!! pretty revealing!! LOL
thus...i didn't fail after all, huh?
who is 'we', son???
i'm on this forum to laugh at the idiocy of 'climate change alarmism'.
what does your science 'pretend' to know that you can back up??? besides your opinions, son?
"To be or not to be" is the question that entertains you here.

You fail in so many ways. Let us count them.
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ritedownthemiddle wrote:
<quoted text>i did..... you just insist on not accepting many things you choose not to believe.
that's your choice, son.
and you call that science??
WOW. Your posts shy away from meaning.

Bwahahahahaha
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LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
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Lie we would take your word on it???
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Yup. That is what you get when time doesn't stop and meteorology continues to be sampled every day.
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Lie. Or conspiracy theory. Take your pick.. Though there may be a predominance of temperature lowering as the location or selection of meteorology data improves and less 'spurious heating' from local terrain features is involved. Most moves of meteorology stations would be to a BETTER location which would be closer to the 'real temperature level' of the area with less additional heating problems from local topography and buildings.
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Of COURSE not, you dimwit. Raw data has to be first processed for consistency and 'faults' such as location, setup, instrument error, etc. Their are enough meteorology stations as well that in general only the 'most valid' ones are used. The METHODOLOGY of this weeding out and correcting for local errors is quite precise and backed by MANY studies of it's validity.
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In some cases, sure. It is easier to get a higher reading from local problems than a cooler reading so more of the corrections will be downward (i.e compensation of a local heat sink like asphalt paving).
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Lie. They deleted the files because they did not OWN the source or have a license to distribute it to others. They PAID for it from the licensing source and so were OBLIGATED to destroy the records. But it still exists in the ORIGINAL DATABASE. You have been corrected on this issue hundreds of times and continue your LIES.
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What. Just that specific square foot? Or is it relevant to the local 'microclimate'. Take your time. I know that thinking is hard for you..
And one of the 'methodologies' of both meteorology and proxy climate is validation by correlation with other sources. They have been doing it right since long before you were born..
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The BEST study took ALL of these 'quibbles' and tested them to see if processing them in a way to obviate the claim would make a difference. It didn't. Now grow up and follow the data.
Did you say the BEST data

http://www.woodfortrees.org/plot/best-upper/f...
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There is nothing that a scientist likes better than to find another scientist wrong. If the climate data were adjusted unjustly it would be jumped upon like blowflies on a dead carcass..
It has been, repeatedly.

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More news from around he globe:
Geneva: Mankind has pushed the world's climate system to the brink, leaving itself only scant time to act, the head of the UN's group of climate scientists said on Monday.

"We have five minutes before midnight," warned Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, whose organisation will this month release the first volume of a new assessment of global warming and its impacts

http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/climate-at-...

Also a comment on the self indulgent deniers trying to delay any action. "If people perceive climate change as mostly a threat to future generations, they are unlikely to have a sense of urgency."

http://www.silive.com/opinion/columns/index.s...
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OzRitz wrote:
More news from around he globe:
Geneva: Mankind has pushed the world's climate system to the brink, leaving itself only scant time to act, the head of the UN's group of climate scientists said on Monday.
"We have five minutes before midnight," warned Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, whose organisation will this month release the first volume of a new assessment of global warming and its impacts
http://www.ndtv.com/article/world/climate-at-...
Also a comment on the self indulgent deniers trying to delay any action. "If people perceive climate change as mostly a threat to future generations, they are unlikely to have a sense of urgency."
http://www.silive.com/opinion/columns/index.s...
First off, Rajendra Pachauri isn't a scientist, much less a climate scientist. So applying warmists' rules, his opinion means squat.

Second, the guy has a chauffeur drive him to and from work... a whopping one mile in a gasoline car -- even though he was given an electric car to use.

And the second link? Cass Sustein? A lawyer. Wow... you are desperate.

What's next? Psychologists analyzing people's not accepting the warmist mantra?

(whoops... too late on that one)

I'm really amazed at how warmists never hold their leader/spokespeople accountable to their own carbon footprints while they are spouting off about how others should alter theirs.

Once again... a motto of the warmists:

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.
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Lie. Or conspiracy theory. Take your pick.. Though there may be a predominance of temperature lowering as the location or selection of meteorology data improves and less 'spurious heating' from local terrain features is involved. Most moves of meteorology stations would be to a BETTER location which would be closer to the 'real temperature level' of the area with less additional heating problems from local topography and buildings.
You really want me to believe that the temperature data is accurate?

This is just a sampling from the Harry Read Me File....sorry but these people did not keep accurate information, not a lie, not a conspiracy, but fact and you want me to believe they know within a 10th of a degree global temperatures.

http://www.anenglishmanscastle.com/HARRY_READ...

Now the interesting thing is that the 'Read Me' file for gridding only mentions frs, rd0 (which I'm assuming == wet) and vap. How, then, do I produce cld/spc and the two derived vars?? Bear in mind that there is no working synthetic method for cloud, because Mark New lost the coefficients file and never found it again (despite searching on tape archives at UEA) and never recreated it. This hasn't mattered too much, because the synthetic cloud grids had not been discarded for 1901-95, and after 1995 sunshine data is used instead of cloud data anyway. So.. we don't have the coefficients files (just .eps plots of something). But what are all those monthly files? DON'T KNOW, UNDOCUMENTED. Wherever I look, there are data files, no info about what they are other than their names. And that's useless.. take the above example, the filenames in the _mon and _ann directories are identical, but the contents are not. And the only difference is that one directory is apparently 'monthly' and the other 'annual' yet both contain monthly files. These are the files that have been lost according to the gridding read_me (see above). Edit: have just located a 'cld' directory in Mark New's disk, containing over 2000 files. Most however are binary and undocumented. For 1901 to 1995 - stay with published data. No clear way to replicate process as undocumented.

The conclusion of a lot of investigation is that the synthetic cloud grids for 1901-1995 have now been discarded. This means that the cloud data prior to 1996 are static. So I look at a CLIMAT bulletin, and what's the first thing I notice? It's that there is absolutely no station identification information apart from the WMO code. None. No lat/lon, no name, no country. Which means that all the bells and whistles I built into mergedb,(though they were needed for the db merging of course) are surplus to requirements. The data must simply be added to whichever station has the same number at the start, and there's no way to check it's right. Here, the expected 1990-2003 period is MISSING - so the correlations aren't so hot! Yetthe WMO codes and station names /locations are identical (or close). What the hell is supposed to happen here? Oh yeah - there is no 'supposed', I can make it up. So I have :-) You can't imagine what this has cost me - to actually allow the operator to assign false WMO codes!! But what else is there in such situations? Especially when dealing with a 'Master'database of dubious provenance (which, er, they all are and always will be).

This still meant an awful lot of encounters with naughty Master stations, when really I suspect nobody else gives a hoot about. So with a somewhat cynical shrug, I added the nuclear option - to match every WMO possible, and turn the rest into new stations (er, CLIMAT excepted). In other words, what CRU usually do. It will allow bad databases to pass unnoticed, and good databases to become bad, but I really don't think people care enough to fix 'em, and it's the main reason the project is nearly a year late.

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Continued Harry Read Me File

So there are now two FORREST stations: getting seriously fed up with the state of the Australian data. so many new stations have been introduced, so many false references.. so many changes that aren't documented. Every time a cloud forms I'm presented with a bewildering selection of similar-sounding sites, some with references, some with WMO codes, and some with both. And if I look up the station metadata with one of the local references, chances are the WMO code will be wrong (another station will have it) and the lat/lon will be wrong too.

I am very sorry to report that the rest of the databases seem to be in nearly as poor a state as Australia was. There are hundreds if not thousands of pairs of dummy stations, one with no WMO and one with, usually overlapping and with the same station name and very similar coordinates. I know it could be old and new stations, but why such large overlaps if that's the case? Aarrggghhh! There truly is no end in sight. I honestly have no idea what to do here. and there are countless others of equal bafflingness.

One thing that's unsettling is that many of the assigned WMo codes for Canadian stations do not return any hits with a web search. Usually the country's met office, or at least the Weather Underground, show up - but for these stations, nothing at all. Makes me wonder if these are long-discontinued, or were even invented somewhere other than Canada! I have to admit, I still don't understand secondary parameter generation.

Unbelievable - even here the conventions have not been followed. It's botch after botch after botch.

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