SVenus: The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decadeJames Hansen, et al. January 2013http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2013/20130115_Temperature2012 . p df
FLMountainMan: Blaming every conceivable environmental problem on global warming just means idiots can dismiss the whole environmental movement every time a blizzard rolls through.
captainktainer: maverickzy: Stochastic processes are so hot!Awww yeah, baby, talk probabilistically to me.
maverickzy: Stochastic processes are so hot!
captainktainer: maverickzy: SVenus: The five-year mean global temperature has been flat for the last decadeJames Hansen, et al. January 2013http://www.columbia.edu/~jeh1/mailings/2013/20130115_Temperature2012 . p dfThat 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.
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