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Scientific fraud? Or political nonsense? Something else?
robinson wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:54 pm I became a skeptic in Feb 2010.

Why? What does that even mean?

Inspired by
gnome wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:29 pm Skeptic of the phenomenon, its causes, or the appropriate response to it? Or some combination?

What led to your change of mind?
Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:00 pm OK. What happened in Feb 2010?

Something in the world in general, or just the month the light-bulb in your head turned on? :roll:
In two days it will be 11 years since it actually started. December 19 2009. I didn't know it at the time. The climategate emails were out, but I wasn't that interested. Like a good skeptic I didn't need to actually look at anything to know what was what.

There had been some malarky about a hockey stick graph for years, but obviously anyone arguing against global warming was a paid shill for fossil fuels, or insane. There had to be something wrong with them.

So here's the short version. I experienced a record shattering blizzard (my first one ever!) starting on the 19th of December 2009.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_ ... n_blizzard

It was actually fun for me, even the shoveling and the inconvenience didn't bother me. First blizzard ever, and the amount of snow was amazing. DC was quite variable in snow amounts, and I didn't actually know that 25 inches of snow was a lot. A lot for anywhere, but definitely a lot of DC

(other locations had 15 inches, some had 3 feet)

It's ironic that as I sit here typing this out, there is another huge blizzard hitting the northeastern US. Deeply ironic. Especially since snow (and the cold that causes it) are fundamental for both my skepticism, climate, data and the arguments about it all. If you find the argument "it is snowing so much because the climate is warmer" either convincing, or ridiculous, I understand.

No, I really do. I actually used that argument in December 2009, that's how unskeptical I was at the time. I explained the blizzard away, by saying it was because it was getting warmer. "More moisture because warmer, means more snow", which as you will see, is still an argument, about snow.

The difference is, now I consider that bullshit, and I know it's bullshit. And the data shows it is bullshit. But I also know the data will probably not change anyone's mind. It certainly won't change the minds of the skeptics who read this topic, who are 100% sure about the matter already.

Those who are skeptical and find it a bullshit argument might nod sagely and then ask, "So what?"

In any case, I don't think it will matter. Not even a little.

Dumping data into the topic will make it matter even less. Is it fraud? Is it a matter of faith? Is it ignorance? Hubris? Politics? Who the fuck can tell?

From a scientific POV, I actually would like to know. But here's the thing. The only way to know, is if you, another human being reading this, is if you tell the truth. If you are honest, and share your view, it might be possible to learn something about this. (hope springs eternal you know)

The last time I started in on this was at the beginning of the lockdowns, and I fucked up my one computer I can run the software on. Not this time. Science!
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So first things first, as we await the data to come in on the current blizzard in the US of A

December 2009

At the time it was not easy to graph the data, in fact it was a royal pain in the ass to show it in a meaningful way. Fortune favors the patient


I try to use station data that has a 100 years of data, with no missing data, and no UHI to deal with. In this case, these three stations are pretty good for showing the situation.

(edit) Crap. Unless I insert image it doesn't show up in a quoted post.

Fuck

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Except for Beltsville of course, but it's actually the best the entire state of MD has for climate stations.

The temp data
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So now I can show the snow and temp data in a post

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And to keep it simple for the quotes

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I find that awesome. I know some find it annoying. I understand. I just don't care.
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It's pretty obvious that it wasn't warmer temperatures that caused the snow. This is going to be repeated many times in the topic. Yes, it won't matter, but that's not even the point. Why won't it matter?

That's the interesting part.

Before the cherry pickers arrive, (there is always someone who goes right to that argument). here is another GHCN station showing the same things
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Now 100 years is a pretty good data set, and the Dale Enterprise station is a really good station for data. It's not had a station move, it's not been urbanized (no UHI to contend with), and even when the sensors were updated in 1996, they kept both electronic records and the old mercury thermometers, to compare the data. (the electronic sensors caused a warming bias) It's also run by the same family that started measuring 150 years ago, and they are anal about record keeping.

The Staunton WTP is close to Dale E, and while not as quality as Dale E, it's quite interesting.

The Lewisburg WV station is close enough that it shows similar trend data, which is fucking awesome. No seriously, if you are suffering to read all this, (and I understand, it is suffering), you will get to see something almost nobody else in the world knows about. Natural cycles, that show up in actual data. Clearly. These cycles actually were discovered a long time ago, and they even have names. If you only read the fake climate news, you would never know this.

I know, I know, too many posts. Fuck off.

If that is your complaint you are in the wrong place.


So anyhow, that's December 2009, a very short version. I only included it this time because of what is going on at the moment. It's puking snow again, and while it's not the same as the 2009 blizzard, it doesn't matter. It certainly isn't snowing like a motherfucker right now because it's warm. (temps are in the teens and low 20s)

This theme is going to be repeated. Like, a lot. I should shorten it. ISMWIIC (it snows more when it is colder)

If you are going to counter with ISMBIIW (it snows more because it is warmer), or with ISMWIIW, (see above), you probably should know that I coined those phrases. You have been warned. If you are going to argue that ISMBIIW, that is an argument I created, as satire.

Heh. There is a good chance the trolls will not read this deep in (who can blame them?) When they use those words, it will be fucking awesome.

Yes we are going to get to Feb 2010

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Once again we see that it's not a warming trend that ends up with a record snow dump

This theme will show up over and over and over (and it won't matter at all)

There is another "reasons" that will show up, and it's easy enough to debunk. It goes like this

"Because it is warmer there is more precipitation, so more snow"

If that were the case, I wouldn't even be arguing about this. But it's not the case.

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robinson wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:35 am If that were the case, I wouldn't even be arguing about this. But it's not the case.
So what?
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Good point. Why waste even a minute on it. So what if a huge fraud is happening?
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You haven’t shown any fraud
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Even if it is shown, it literally won't matter
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On a slightly related matter: