Uncle Josh Crunches Some Numbers

I guess it has been a couple of weeks since starting the data gathering, and Stephanie is out of town this week, so I should probably look at some the numbers I did collect. What else am I going to do, clean the kitchen? My goal of first starting by comparing 5 full years from “back then” to 5 full years of “just now” aren’t coming along as well as I’d hoped because data for the 30’s and 40’s is sparse. I plugged my data into Google Sheets which has some cool graphing features I didn’t know about until I asked for a graph. Here are the high temperatures for 2011-2016: It’s more of a saw curve than I’d expect. Here is the Daily Delta for that time period: This is the sort of noise I expected to see. The Delta is simply (Tomorrow’s High)-(Today’s High). I included the high Continue reading Uncle Josh Crunches Some Numbers

Uncle Josh Posits a Theory about Climate Change

This week started fairly warm. On Thursday the local high dropped by 12 degrees, and jumped up 19 on Friday. Overall it “warmed up 7 degrees in two days” but we experienced 31 degrees of change. I wondered if this sort of thing was happening more frequently than it had in the past, which could illustrate for me the effect of climate change. I like to call it Climate Destabilization, because I think it’s a more accurate term and while man-made climate change is real and happening, it’s a political shibboleth that is only denied by the ignorant or people paid by the oil industry. I don’t want to be ignorant. I want to know. I want to see the data myself. Fortunately, I have the tools to ask myself key questions and derive some answers from them. And I want to share it, because I’m that kind of guy. Continue reading Uncle Josh Posits a Theory about Climate Change