Posted by: Tim Lincoln | December 28, 2009

Coding for Climate Change

A post today on the O’Reilly Radar blog by John Graham-Cumming provides an interesting look at the question of climate change. There is none of the tired rhetoric of whether global warming is occurring, or what is contributing to it. Instead, the author focuses on using real temperature data from 1850 to the present day and displays it in various visual formats.

This is actually quite refreshing. I appreciate having the data presented to me in a clear, understandable manner, then being allowed to reach my own conclusions. Obviously the data provided in the post is only part of the story, but it still speaks quite clearly that something changed in the last 40 years. I definitely recommend watching the video included in the post, since it does a great job of summarizing how the author got the output he did.


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