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Monday, July 09, 2012

Long Odds: 1 in 1 594 323

Those are the odds that the last 13 months would produce this statement: “During the June 2011-June 2012 period, each of the 13 consecutive months ranked among the warmest third of their historical distribution for the first time in the 1895-present record.”

Meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters puts it this way, “Thus, we should only see one more 13-month period so warm between now and 124,652 AD — assuming the climate is staying the same as it did during the past 118 years. These are ridiculously long odds, and it is highly unlikely that the extremity of the heat during the past 13 months could have occurred without a warming climate.”

Did you know that the average climate change denier's pants have to be changed often? That's because they frequently catch on fire. But, not from climate change. From telling ridiculous lies.