Standard Deviation, The Overlooked But Essential Climate Statistic


This is a significant post.
If you don’t understand statistics fully, and I don’t, you should still understand what is spelt out here.
How inappropriate use of statistics has lead to many people believing incorrect conclusions and therefore, to incorrect decision-making.
A very significant element in the serious errors that relate to the “global warming” acceptance without justification.

Watts Up With That?

Guest essay by Dr Tim Ball

Never try to walk across a river just because it has an average depth of four feet. Martin Friedman

“Statistics: The only science that enables different experts using the same figures to draw different conclusions.“ Evan Esar

I am not a statistician. I took university level statistics because I knew, as a climatologist, I needed to know enough to ask statisticians the right questions and understand the answers. I was mindful of what the Wegman Committee later identified as a failure of those working on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) paleoclimate reconstructions.

It is important to note the isolation of the paleoclimate community; even though they rely heavily on statistical methods they do not seem to be interacting with the statistical community.

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About Ken McMurtrie

Retired Electronics Engineer, most recently installing and maintaining medical X-Ray equipment. A mature age "student" of Life and Nature, an advocate of Truth, Justice and Humanity, promoting awareness of the injustices in the world.
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