Daily Archives: December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas

And now for something completely different …

Julien Neel sings choral music, including a lot of “barbershop quartet.” Which part does he sing, you wonder? All of them!

A Winter’s Day

I talk a lot about trend. It’s important. Climate change is, after all, really about the trends — the changes that persist, that portend what we might expect to come.

Weather includes the fluctuations around the trend. They’re always there, things like temperature just won’t stop fluctuating. That’s why, if we want to know how climate is changing we need to attend to the trends. But if you want to deceive yourself, if you’re so determined not to believe nature that trends give you the “willies” and make you cringe, you’re likely to sieze upon the fluctuations and say “Aha!” It was cold!! See — a snowball!!!

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