posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 08:01 PM
Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Are you sure it's not just a lack of casual documents cataloged on the internet prior to 1996?
If it was just a lack of documents there would be an equal lack of documents regarding 'farmers market' creating balance.
What is being presented is the RATIO between occurances of 'farmers market' and 'weird weather'. That ratio has shifted over the past decade by a
magnitude of TEN.
I mean, if you're finding links to documents from 1909, chances are they're some kind of official archive and not an indication of what people were
Correct, no internet back then. Archive of discussion. Some about apples, some about oranges, some about farmers markets, and some about weird
From 1900 through 1996 the ratio of discussion about farmers markets to discussion of 'weird weather' remained relatively constant. For the past
10 years, there has been ten times as much 'weird weather' discussion, during any given year therein.
Put another way: If discussion was logged on the internet regarding the occurances of any year in the past decade, it is ten times more likely that
the discussion mentioned 'weird weather' than if that discussion had referenced any other
year in the 20th century.
*I can tell I'm going to loose people here...*
Why not just use the National Weather Service archives if you want to find stats on unusual weather?
An order of magnitude in the frequency of the public's discussion shows growing global intuition
of something out of the ordinary occuring.
It is another perspective on the situation.
[edit on 12-1-2006 by Sri Oracle]