Headgear on readers!
Today I am watching the watcher of Watching the Deniers. I was over at Jo Nova’s as I got a mention from Bob Tisdale over there. Bob and I are good mates, when he’s not making my comments disappear. I noticed a post from someone called Sheri who was saying she had set up a blog called watchingthewatchersofdeniers. It is dedicated apparently to debunking or critiquing or ….something… the WatchingtheDeniers site. I have to admit, I like the name of her blog. It is very clever. What a shame she is moronic beyond belief. She is however incredibly (and no doubt, unintentionally) funny. After I post this I will be subscribing to her blog for an occasional chuckle.
As I was scrolling through Sheri’s blog, I couldn’t help thinking I had struck DOCD and comedy gold. It was actually difficult to choose a single comment for me to use today with so many to choose from. I particularly like the way she makes up data to demonstrate some aspect of graphical representations or how meteorologists work out average temperatures. I particularly like her (+2 -2) /2 =0 demonstration for working out the global average temperature anomaly. Sheer brilliance in its simplicity. Why not use real data I have to wonder? Anyway, I urge you to check out her site. It’s a cracker!
The comment I eventually chose is fantastic. It is her assessment of the Bureau of Meteorology’s decision to expand the range of highest temperatures and add subsequent colours to the charts to represent the new range. Brace yourself!
Adding an additional color to the temperature map just means our current classification system needed revised. There is no magic to the colored charts used to show temperatures. Generally, the charts replace data because data is boring and pretty colors on maps are interesting.
How insightful is this? Where to begin? I know, how about we start with why the Bureau added the colours?
So thankyou Sheri. I’ll be watching you for comedy gold.