The cold comfort of being right

There are hundreds of different measures that people employ when it comes to climate change. Large institutions with deep pockets, like NASA or the United Kingdom’s Met Office use sophisticated measures which measure temperatures and events in tens of thousands of places. Some folk take their own personal measurements every day. There is a lot of data and it is difficult to see the whole picture, because we tend to concentrate on the small parts of the picture that we can more readily understand.Those that accept that the climate of this planet is changing rapidly argue that this mess of data shows trends of rapid climate change and overall rapid global warming. Those that do not accept that the climate is rapidly warming or even changing will claim that the data justifies the opposite conclusion. Continue reading