Are We Chasing Imaginary Numbers?

Like Willis and Mr. Hansen I’ve spent a good part of my life near tidewater. Mr. Hansen is absolutely right that there is no possible way you could measure sea level to the accuracy that the climate team claims. The error potential in the instruments used in larger than the potential measured value, to say nothing of the fact, that as fluid, seawater is very difficult to measure. For that matter it’s impossible to get measurements to within +/- 2mm in a tank measuring flow. So how are we to expect such accuracy from a measurement taken from a seaside.

Watts Up With That?

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen


 Spoiler Alert: This essay is not about the mathematical entity the imaginary number. I do think that an essay here about imaginary numbers of that sort would be interesting, but this isn’t going to be it. This essay, while not about the usual fare seen here – AGW; CAGW; Catastrophic Climate Change; Global Cooling; various oxides of carbon; the pH, level, or surface temperature of oceans; or the antics or ethics (or lack of ethics) of various international scientists and politicians — will hopefully be interesting to the majority of readers. It will ask more questions than it answers.

Last Saturday, 3 October 2015, WUWT’s indefatigable Willis Eschenbach published a guest essay regarding an NPR radio report by Ira Flatow that labelled “some recent pictures of flooding in Miami, Florida, as evidence that climate change is real and is already affecting Florida.”…

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