The Best of Digital Diatribes (In one man’s opinion…)
Posted by The Diatribe Guy on July 15, 2010
Over the course of my time here, there seem to be a handful of posts that I keep referring to. These posts are referred to because of other studies that arise, or questions that come up.
I don’t consider my blog to, for the most part, have provided a plethora of new information to the discussion on climate, climate change, or the science behind the data. Most of my posts on the subject are more of a curiosity. “Hey, here’s a bunch of data. Here’s a bunch of trends at different lengths. Here’s how those trends are changing.” Most people with an understanding of Excel and statistics could do something similar. I guess maybe others aren’t as interested to just look through a bunch of numbers to see if any interesting things jump out, so to the extent I’ve been able to add something, that’s great.
There have been times, though, where I do an analysis and put together a post that I’m particularly proud of. I believe it actually does add to the debate.
Interestingly, those more complex posts with an actual interesting conclusion seem to get less attention than a simple trend line chart. I continue to be astonished by the debates that can ensue over a simple line chart.
But nevertheless, since there are a few posts that (a) I really like, (b) refer to quite a bit – and every time I do I have to dig through and remember where it is, and (c) I think actually add a new insight to the debate, I thought I’d highlight these posts again, while putting them all into one post.