Serious Science: Win a DeSmogBlog T-Shirt

Sun, 2007-02-11 18:37Richard Littlemore
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Serious Science: Win a DeSmogBlog T-Shirt

Guess - or figure out - what “distinguished Canadian climatologist” drew the trend line on this graph from the top of one peak to the bottom of another (a sure sign of excellence in scientific observation).

Coveted DeSmogBlog t-shirts go to the first - and the funniest - correct answers (the latter to be decided by a discerning panel of DeSmogBlog experts; i.e., Kevin and me).

Good luck. In fact, in this perilous times, good luck to us all.

Previous Comments

With “distinguished” as a hint, I’ll hazard to say that the answer is just a matter of keeping one’s eye on the ball, er , Ball.
Can this figure be enlarged?

Richard ran away to a mountain and is not getting any email – don't know where he got the image. I will get it up as an attachment you can expand ASAP. I guess if Richard doesn't get an enlarged image up soon, he'll all of our loyal readers t-shirts.


I would love one of those T-shirts , I mean I love custom shirts that is why I got a Tee Shirt Printing machine but there is nothing like an original.

Whoever made that graph is completely mad. Thousands of people weren’t dying in Europe from heat waves in the MWP as they are today. With the temperatures featured in that graph during the MWP, half of Europe would have perished.

“In science there is only Physics; all the rest is stamp collecting.”
– Ernest Rutherford

Tim “Physics? What’s physics? I only categorize old documents to reconstruct climate-The Stamp Collector” Ball.

Rutherford also said “If you need statistics, you did the experiment wrong.” Physicists reserve the right to shrug off reality as ‘noise’, and mathematicians reserve the right to change the problem to one that can be solved. Thank goodness for the “stamp collectors”!

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