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A Cold Dawn Coming
American Thinker, by David Archibald

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Posted By:HedgehogInOz, 6/20/2014 12:04:28 AM

There was a time in climate science when tree rings were used for good instead of evil, a time of innocent enquiry, a time that ended with the noble-cause corruption. [SNIP] If this sounds like the reverse echo of the global warming crowd, how often have leftist wealth-redistributors been right about anything? Given their track record, the exact opposite is the more likely outcome. We should be ever thankful to them though. If it wasn’t for their melodramatic predictions attracting honest scientists into the climate science field, humanity would be sleepwalking into the climatic and agricultural disruption that is

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/20/2014 2:16:08 AM     (No. 9893057)

Do we get to tar and feather the climate change liars soon?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: smcchk, 6/20/2014 2:17:01 AM     (No. 9893058)

Or at least run them out of town?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: toddh, 6/20/2014 12:02:59 PM     (No. 9893563)

From the second link, about a new model, "but it [the OFT] is not invertible (the original time series cannot be exactly recovered from the OFT)"

Oh dear, they´ve come up with a Fourier transform that doesn´t have an inverse transform. This offendeth my hard-earned sense of symmetry.

From the Evans paper on this new Optimal Fourier Transform ("OFT"), "The DFT essentially introduces noise through its assumption of the frequencies of any contained sinusoids"

It is wrong to blame the DFT for quantization noise, which already exists in the discretized, sampled time series. The DFT does not *introduce* any noise whatsoever and will faithfully decompose any extant noise. That an in-between frequency is decomposed to many frequencies is only a problem with our human interpretation of the results.

Similarly, their chart´s implication that the Fast Fourier Transform is noisier than a straight DFT is wrong. An FFT is a DFT, they produce exactly the same results. The Cooley-Tukey FFT exploits operations that computers can perform trivially to do a DFT rapidly.

Sorry, I´m going to wait until someone uses old-fashioned proven DSP to reproduce these results.

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