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2013-02-04 12:10:17 PM  
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SVenus: The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decade
James Hansen, et al. January 2013
http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2013/20130115_Temperature2012 . p df


www.skepticalscience.com

Additionally, even if you cherry-pick only the past five years for some reason, they're among the hottest years ever recorded.  If the hypothesis is that unusually warm temperatures threaten wolverine habitat, why would it overwhelm you to think that five consecutive years of unusually warm temperatures would threaten wolverine habitat?
2013-02-04 04:22:29 PM  
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FLMountainMan: Blaming every conceivable environmental problem on global warming just means idiots can dismiss the whole environmental movement every time a blizzard rolls through.


Global Warming is a fairly hot topic (pun intended). So if it is found to have an impact on something then it will make the news cycle. There is nothing that can be done about that. It is a variation on the "if it bleeds it leads" motto in news reporting.

If you read the story, it is about the Wolverine being reclassified as "Threatened" ... there is no mention of any evil "green" solutions. GW is only mentioned as one of the contributing factors.
2013-02-04 10:47:10 AM  
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captainktainer: maverickzy: Stochastic processes are so hot!

Awww yeah, baby, talk probabilistically to me.


I would, but the pseudo-random sexy talk would only convey the general trend of emotion and not give you any sense of the actual sexy words being expressed.
2013-02-04 10:45:04 AM  
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maverickzy: Stochastic processes are so hot!


Awww yeah, baby, talk probabilistically to me.
2013-02-04 10:43:01 AM  
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Wolverines are awesome.

I want to start a wolverine farm. Raise THOUSANDS of them.
Step Three: Profit.
2013-02-04 10:41:40 AM  
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captainktainer: maverickzy: SVenus: The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decade
James Hansen, et al. January 2013
http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2013/20130115_Temperature2012 . p df

That also appears to have been the case between 1968 to 1978, 1979 to 1986, and 1988 to 1995.

Yes, without impacting the overall trend. Any pseudo-random or chaotic variation around a core trend will see short-term stalls or very temporary reversals in the pattern, along with sudden bursts of extraordinary growth or decline in the direction of the trend. A perfect example accessible on a shorter time scale is the stock market. The gross trend since January of 2009 has been overwhelmingly positive, but you see days of sharp declines or periods of stagnation in the data over the last four years.


Stochastic processes are so hot!
 
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