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1 November 2011

The Truth Behind Long Range Forecasts

I’m not a fan of long-range forecasts. There are several reasons, not the least of which is their very limited accuracy. The other (main) reason has to do with the fact that people remember the big storms, and not the average weather! That said, if you’re a utility, or trying to plan heating costs for a large building or school system, an accurate long-range forecast can be worth it’s weight …

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Dr. Naomi Oreskes On Why Climate Scientists Are Too Conservative

If you google “climate change” or “global warming” you’ll quickly find yourself immersed in a world of pseudoscience. Besides unflattering pictures of former V.P. Al Gore, this world includes claims that the scientific basis for climate change is rapidly falling apart. The words conspiracy and one world government are prominent in this world as well.  It’s ridiculous of course, and the reality is just the opposite, but you’d have to …

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