Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Tamino's Bet Month Nine - 2008

Tamino's "bet" has made a turn for an inconsequential result in 2008, the first year of his "bet". The September global anomaly was, according to NASA's GISS (Goddard Institute for Space Studies), .49 degrees Celsius bringing the total average global temperature anomaly for 2008 for the first nine months of the year to 0.3978 degrees Celsius. According to Tamino, the critical value for 2008 is 0.3946 degrees Celsius. Therefore, the average global temperature anomaly for the year thus far is .0032 degrees Celsius over the critical value under which the "not warming" side wins one point. One big point on the downside thus hangs in the balance in the first year of the bet. Is the earth warming or not? Stay tuned.

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