Old 26th Oct 2009, 21:54
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Join Date: Jan 2008
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I agree with Blacksheep - statistics is the most abused subject, both here and in economics. People who quote the effect of parameter A on parameter B seem to have no concept of the difference between dependant and independant variables. For example temperature is increasing and so is carbon dioxide concentration so the assumption is made that the latter is causing the former. But what if it is the reverse that is actually happening - increased temperature (for whatever reason) is causing the temperature of the seas to rise so causing the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to increase as less carbon dioxide dissolves in water as the temperature increases. This could explain the lag in carbon dioxide concentration over temperature increase.
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