Tag: temperature

What can global temperature data tell us?

(This article was first published on Radford Neal’s blog » R Programming, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) Debates about anthropogenic climate change often centre around data on changes in global temperatures over the last few decades. There are good scientific

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Global warming-related heat wave roasts Europe while death toll rises from India to Japan

Young boys cool off in a weir on the Berounka river close to a village of Dobrichovice, Czech Republic, Thursday, August 6, 2015. Image: Petr David Josek/Associated Press By Andrew Freedman2015-08-12 18:13:52 UTC It’s been a cruel, cruel summer for

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Delivering Faster Results with Food Inspection Forecasting

Consider this: Chicago, a city with nearly three million people and more than 15,000 food establishments, has fewer than three dozen inspectors who are in charge of annually checking the city’s entire lot. When inspectors check this entire lot, 15%

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