The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

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Friday, August 10, 2007

The climate may or may not be heating up, but the debate sure is

NASA has now silently released corrected figures, and the changes are truly astounding. The warmest year on record is now 1934. 1998 (long trumpeted by the media as record-breaking) moves to second place. 1921 takes third. In fact, 5 of the 10 warmest years on record now all occur before World War II. Anthony Watts has put the new data in chart form, along with a more detailed summary of the events.

Via Flutterby, Blogger Finds Y2K Bug in NASA Climate Data

If the article isn't enough to show we still don't know enough about the weather to make dire predictions, then the scores of comments should be enough, with both sides debating the various arguments (“Greenland is melting!” “But it's also revealing large Viking settlements showing it was warmer a millenium ago!”).

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