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Climate change measuring instruments are on life support | John Abraham | Environment | guardian.co.uk

Scientists have adopted basic rules of management, such as: "You can't manage what you can't measure." This is a truism in climate science. In order to understand where our climate is headed, we need to know where it has been in the past, and where it is now.

Understanding the state of the climate is an immense engineering challenge. Think of trying to measure the energy of the oceans, or the chemistry of the Earth's waters. How about temperatures or chemistry of the atmosphere? What about the extent of ice (including both area and thickness)? How about sea level?

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Jun 20th, 2013 at 06:22:15 PM EST
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Climate change will happen, whether we measure it or not

keep to the Fen Causeway
by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Jun 21st, 2013 at 03:43:13 AM EST
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The whole point of breaking the thermometer is that the politicians think it allows the problem to be swept under the carpet until their term of office has expired.

Perhaps they will need to add restrictions on reporting extreme weather events.

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Fri Jun 21st, 2013 at 05:04:56 AM EST
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