Daily Archives: August 9, 2010

Mo’ Better Monckey Business

RealClimate recently hosted a guest post by Barry Bickmore about some of Christopher Monckton’s claims. It included this passage about Monckton’s claim that CO2 concentration isn’t rising exponentially, but only linearly:


In other words, the slope keeps getting larger in an exponential trend, but stays the same in a linear trend. Monckton is right that you can do that sort of statistical test, but Tamino actually applied Monckton’s test to the Mauna Loa observatory CO2 data since about 1968 and found that the 10-year slope in the data has been pretty continuously rising, including over the last several years.

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