Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday oracle

This morning I looked out my window and realized that it's far too warm for January. I turned to my climate onion and asked her:
tell me, climate onion, tell me quick,
is our climate already sick?


Hans von Storch said...

Then the question would be - which range of daily temperatures would be not "much too warm for January"? what is the range of daily (5 day mean ...) temperatures in January,as derived from the data, say 1900-1980?
This is, in a senses, the detection question.

Werner Krauss said...

Thanks, climate onion oracle, I knew that I would get a response! To become fully acknowledged as climate oracle, please consider the following oracle rules, which were passed from way back when in Delphi to our present time:
a) oracles have to answer in rhymes (or to speak in tongues or riddles)
b) answers from oracles also need to contain a touch of incest, murder, war or some other really mean things (mean temperatures are not really mean! or do they indeed hint towards a soon-to-come climate catastrophe?)

You answered in a kind of riddle, that is already pretty cool. And yes, it would be great to have the answers to your detection question. Anybody out there who has these or comparable statistics at hand?

Anonymous said...

Temperatures by site, year, month ...

On the other hand and spoken in in tongues:

Keep a clean nose
Watch the plain clothes
Get sick, get well
Hang around a ink well
Ring bell, hard to tell
If anything is goin’ to sell
Try hard, get barred
Get back, write braille
Get jailed, jump bail
Join the army, if you fail
Look out kid
You’re gonna get hit
But users, cheaters
Six-time losers
Hang around the theaters
Girl by the whirlpool
Lookin’ for a new fool
Don’t follow leaders
Watch the parkin’ meters ...

Werner Krauss said...

Spontaneous applause, anonymous! Delivering such a precise prophecy makes you the honorary Sybil of the climate onion. The DWD and 'on the other hand' BD - indeed, that's why we have two hands!

rog tallbloke said...

Beware Werner and Hans you will soon be shivering in the much below average January temperatures of the Iberian Atlantic winter. Fortunately a warm welcome awaits you.

I will meet you there!