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  •  One thing that I do... (2+ / 0-)
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    bushondrugs, Matt Z

    ...that seems to work rather well is to ask skeptics if they watch their evening news.

    If yes, do they watch the weather.

    If yes, I suggest that they keep a mental note of the weather almanac -- if their weather spot offers one -- and watch the dates of the record high temperatures and the record low temperatures for the date.

    Where I live (metro Tacoma-Seattle-Everett is a close enough description) it's very common to see that the record low for a given date is decades ago -- the 1950's or 1960's -- while the record high is often five or eight or twelve years ago.

    I suggest that they keep an eye out for that, and draw whatever conclusion they wish.

    Of course, this does return to the "weather is not climate" conundrum, but it does tend to get people's attention in a manner that lets them do the work and lets them make of it what they will.

    - bp

    "I don't care who your goddam emperor is: his clothes still suck"

    by b00g13p0p on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 09:23:44 PM PDT

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