NRDC : “smarter than the average bear”

At the roof of the (Yellowstone) ecosystem, whitebark pine trees are dying in stunning numbers. As my colleagues and I have previously explained, due to warmer winter temperatures

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/

Winter temperatures aren’t rising in Wyoming

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/climate/research/cag3/wy.html

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6 Responses to NRDC : “smarter than the average bear”

  1. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    You can see temperatures……… doing nothing.

    • Scott says:

      I don’t know about that…the scatter may be decreasing. It must be due to calmstorm because we all know that AGW causes more extreme events. 😉

      -Scott

  2. suyts says:

    Are they really that dumb or do they believe we are?

  3. Les Johnson says:

    The writer of that post also alluded to decreasing snow fall.

    I pointed out that North American winter snow cover is increasing, and that Wyoming winter precipitation is declining at slight 0.06 inches per decade.

    The question of course, is how can he hold climate change responsible for the pine beetle, when there has been no statistical change in Wyoming’s climate for a century.

  4. MrCannucistan says:

    Ummm… Steven?

    The trend says it’s positive 0.10 degF/Decade. You plotted the average temperature, not the trend. If you go back to the beginning of the record (1895) you see a 0.12 degF/Decade trend.

    MrC

  5. Les Johnson says:

    fellow canuck.

    No, Steven was right. He did a screen capture from the NCDC site. The line is the average. Steven just started from 1930, not from 1895. The slope is slightly different.

    I did a comparison to a 1960-1990 base line, and its the same. There is very little long term variation in Wyoming, even with different base lines and start dates.

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