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Al Gore Warming

hal_incandeza Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 9:01 AM
"There is no such thing as an average global temperature. It’s a mathematically impossible concept." That is why the measurement you see are not absolute temperatures but anomalies--departures of a temperature from a long-term average.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 9:13 AM
You can't depart from an average when there is no means of calculating said average.
hal_incandeza Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 9:29 AM
Why don't you spend some time researching this before you spout off.

Every temperature station has a long tern average temperature for every day of the year. You look at how a given temperature departs from that to get your anomaly.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 9:39 AM
But its meaningless because the overall figure can't be computed.
slk Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 9:59 AM
Yes, they have averages. But averages have no real world meaning--it's just a statistic that is easy to calculate and works well because people think they understand it. There are literally billions of combinations of weather that give the same average. The Equator could free and poles become rainforests and the average would be the same. The statistic has no real-world value.
slk Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 9:59 AM
The equator could "freeze". (I hate spell check....)
Pistol Wrote: Jan 19, 2013 2:06 PM
I remember a story about a 6'2" athlete who drowned in a river that averaged 3 inches deep.

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