Daily Archives: July 11, 2015

I was wrong

Not long ago I posted about results from Prashant Sardeshmukh of a study he and others did regarding the frequency of hot days, based on reanalysis data.

I considered the results so implausible that I concluded they had made a “rookie mistake” in using a different cutoff limit for the two time spans they compared, a mistake which would completely invalidate their results.

I haven’t seen the data, but I’ve heard enough testimony from credible sources that Sardeshmukh et al. are both honest and competent. I am now convinced, the mistake was mine.

I was wrong.

I’ll also take this opportunity to apologize for any and all unnecessarily snarky content. I’m OK with being snarky on one’s own blog, but if you’re going to do that then get the facts right first. I didn’t.