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15 minutes ago, 9thdoctor said:

Here's a new one.  The Little Ice Age was caused by genocide of Native Americans. 

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/01/world/european-colonization-climate-change-trnd/index.html

You can't beat that combo.  It sounds like something that would come out of a focus group composed exclusively of left-wing college student activists.

Do I dismiss it instantly?  That's some serious confirmation bias you have there, Doctor (Doctor who?).  In my defense, note that it's a CNN story. 

We killed off the buffalo, leaving American Indians with only gambling casinos to get by.

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3 minutes ago, Brant Gaede said:

Okay, but for the record that's not the way avalanches start.

--Brant

I like that dramatic moment as the dynamite or pistol shots go off, and then the avalanche comes down the mountain. It's kind of like cleaning your teeth. 

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On 1/29/2019 at 9:14 AM, BaalChatzaf said:

Climate is, roughly speaking, average weather over a moving 30 year interval.  30 years is considered the smallest interval that can indicate climate conditions. 

I wonder at what point scientists decided that the 30 year window was appropriate.

30 is often considered the minimum size of a statistical sample, so there might be a legitimate reason for using that number, but it seems very convenient in the current debate.

If I recall correctly, climate alarmism really got going around the year 2000. By comparing the current temperature to the 30 year average, it allowed weather forecasters to average in the particularly cold 1970's while ignoring earlier decades that were actually warmer.

It also brings up the question of what is "normal." Weather people often say that the temperature is "above normal." If they mean it is above the 30 year average, that is fine, but why don't they say that? If the weather person said, "Today, the temperature is expected to be above the 30 year average," it wouldn't be quite the same as saying that the temperature is expected to be, "above normal."

Today's temperature is expected to be above the 30 year average and above the 100 year average, but below the 10,000 year average. We are expecting a period of light followed by increasing darkness into this evening. People who are expecting to be out and about at that time are encouraged to use their headlights. Additional periods of light and darkness are expected over the next few days.

Darrell

 

 

 

 

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On 2/1/2019 at 1:22 PM, Peter said:

We killed off the buffalo, leaving American Indians with only gambling casinos to get by.

1792   Chief  Walking Crow

1862  Chief Sitting Bull

1992  Chief Rolling Dice.

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