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by asdf on Fri Nov 23rd, 2012 at 06:56:58 PM EST
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Care should be taken in reading this graph: it tracks departures from the average temperature, not change in the average temperature.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 02:04:31 AM EST
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That looks very very exceptional. But, year-to-date says little: a diagram with time on the X axis and both current-month and 12-month running average deviation from the 20th-century average might be more telling.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 04:09:33 AM EST
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Well, that's just the US. If you were to correct for the quantity of hot air blown by Mitt Romney throughout the year, I think you'd find it would have been one of the coolest recorded years.

See? You don't need global warming to explain that deviation.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Sat Nov 24th, 2012 at 10:54:49 AM EST
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