[Coral-List] Record setting cold in south Florida
sealab at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 11 13:59:50 EST 2010
Just wanted to clarify a significant point. In a recent post
I made reference to a NOAA website that testified to the fact
that the combined global land and ocean surface temperature
for October 2009 was the sixth warmest October on record.
At the same time I pointed out an âalternateâ NOAA site was giving
contradictory evidence for the same period. This is incorrect as the
site was the same only it referenced national data rather than the
global analysis. The national data indicated that the same time period
(Oct.2009) was for the nation as a whole, the third coolest October on
This is again indicative of the fact that one can easily cherry pick data to
support conflicting positions relating to climate warming v. cooling trends.
Although, choosing short-term data for a selective area seems suspect
to me, it is often used convincingly to affect public perceptions.
Sorry for the confusion this may have caused and for the continuation of a
thread that some find superfluous.
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