Daily Archives: August 5, 2012

Let Kids Adjust Their Own Report Cards

Teachers often make subjective errors in assigning grades, due to things like time of bed bias and urban road rage effects. We all have been treated unfairly by teachers at one time or other, and it seems only fair to allow kids … Continue reading

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The 1913 Greenland Meltdown

Paging Hansen. A full week between 127 and 134F – when CO2 was very low. Isn’t that impossible? docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/050/mwr-050-01-0010.pdf Romm says that everything melts at 113F, so things must have been a real mess in 1913.

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Daily Booby Prize

Damien Biggs says: August 5, 2012 at 8:53 pm I’m not sure exactly what argument you’re trying to make. Records by their very definition only go upwards. This line There were twice as many daily all-time high temperature records set or … Continue reading

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July 1936 Heat Records Crushed Cold Records 19 To 1

Romm and Masters keep touting the ratio of record maximums to record minimums this summer, but their numbers are both lower than 1936, and  hugely skewed by a large number of newer stations which had no records from the 1930s. … Continue reading

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Hansen Is Defiling US History

The summer of 1936 was much hotter than the summers of 2011 or 2012. Hansen is a disgrace to NASA and science in general. http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/064/mwr-064-07-c1.pdf http://docs.lib.noaa.gov/rescue/mwr/064/mwr-064-08-c1.pdf http://news.google.com/newspapers http://trove.nla.gov.au/ http://news.google.com/newspapers http://trove.nla.gov.au/ http://news.google.com/newspapers

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August 10 1936 : Almost All Of Oklahoma Over 110 Degrees

Time of observation bias can not affect record high temperatures. The forecast for Meeker on August 10, 2012 is twenty-two degrees cooler than 1936. Oklahoma August 10, 1936 MEEKER 5 W 119 DURANT 118 HOLDENVILLE 2SS 118 MUSKOGEE 118 TAHLEQUAH … Continue reading

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August 5, 1961 – Hottest Day In Washington State History

DAYTON 1 WSW 114 RITZVILLE 1 SSE 112 ODESSA 110 POMEROY 109 KENNEWICK 108 NORTHPORT 108 WILBUR 105 SUNNYSIDE 103 DAVENPORT 102 WENATCHEE 102 WINTHROP 1 WSW 102 ELLENSBURG 100 Temperature forecast for Dayton today is 97

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