30 Jul 2012

And Then, It's Not Hot….

I'm pretty sure you've been there, read that. This is one of those 'just in case' things. Mr Booker it be. Below is a bit to whet. The photo heading the article really says it al. It needs introducing to a number nine shovel.

Everything about this statement betrayed that Mr Davey and his officials have begun to realise that they are impaled on two wholly irreconcilable hooks. On one hand, they are under two legal obligations: a commitment to the EU that we will generate 32 per cent of our electricity from “renewables” by 2020; and, under the Climate Change Act, that we will cut our “carbon emissions” by 80 per cent within 40 years. On the other hand, it is their duty to ensure that we produce enough electricity to keep our lights on.

The other link is to Watts Up With That. Did I read the whole thing? No. Why not? Simple. I'm a simple person, always have been and with advancing years I now realize that the previous simple was really quite smart compared to the present simple.

I think it's about temperatures. Seems that some 'bad boys' have been taking temperatures from lots of thermometers, some in hot spots, some in cold spots, adding all these readings together to get one really big number. I'm sure they used a calculator as there are decibel spots, or whatever, involved and that can get tricky when the number bits on the right of the decibel spot get too big and some of it has to move to the left of the spot. Then they did that dividy thingy. What they did was add up all the thermometers then worked out how many times that number would fit into the big temperature number and without a calculator this is very hard, even without decibel spots. The number that came out was called an average temperature.

If I read the bit I did read right, the 'bad boys' decided the average number they got wasn't big enough to scare people so they multiplicated it by another number to get a really big, scary number. This worked, and lots of people, including the boys and girls of the Lower Sixth, did, indeed, get really scared.

Along comes Mr Watts and Co and rumble this, do their own mathamatickle stuff and 'prove' we won't fry by Friday and, basically, nothing much at all is happening on the hotty, coldy front. This may come as a bit of a shock to the boys and girls of the Lower Sixth, but no big surprise to very many grown-ups.

Of further interest, it also states that this work is not yet 'peer reviewed'. A bit lost on that one so can't offer any help other than point out the obvious spelling mistake. Why they have to send their work to the end of the pier first, I have no idea. Could it be some mysterious right of passage? If the papers don't blow off the end of the pier they're 'good to go'?

No, wait. How did we do it? If the witch drowns she's innocent. Possibly then, and this would account for the delay in publishing the papers, if they blow off the end of the pier, they're good. Blow away they did so they had to do it all again. Whoa, way past medication time!!

Quote; Charles R. Darwin.

"A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking for a black cat which isn't there."

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