No, I can't for the simple fact that my measuring device is not accurate enough. Let's say the margin of error for yardstick measurement is +/- 1/2 inch. Any measurement showing a change of less than +/- 1/2 inch is presumed to be a measurement error.
Similarly, if I weigh myself on a friends bathroom scale and it shows I weigh 1/2 lb more than I did yesterday,mi should not assume that I will gain 182 lbs in the next year.
In risk management, we should be careful about suggesting costly actions based on data when the changes are likely due to normal measure,net errors. And no when when the press is publishing breathless predictions about impending doom, it is sort of up to us to put this in perspective.