Tag Archives: Climate Audit

On data losses -vs- geography in Cowtan and Way 2013: data dropout may account for most of the recent observed differences

At Climate Audit, Roman M. has a very interesting analysis that shows the surface grid cell losses from HadCRUT4 in C&W. It hones in on the issue of why the temperature differences from 2005 are much more significant than the … Continue reading

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97% Undercooked uncertainty

Roman Murieka has a great statistical analysis of the Cook ‘consensus’ paper over at Climate Audit. There’s a surprise result:

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The Stokes-Kaufman contamination protocol – a ‘sticky’ wicket

Over at Climate Audit, Steve McIntyre has found yet another unexplainable inclusion of a hockey stick shaped proxy in the PAGES2K paper. What is most interesting about it is that when you look at the proxy plot panel, it reminds … Continue reading

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Saturday Silliness: Tamino aka Grant Foster fracks himself

People send me stuff. This morning my inbox had a forwarded Twitter item about a Tammy post where supposedly none of what McIntyre discovered about the dating problems in Marcott et al hockey stick “matter”, because “Tamino” has proven otherwise, … Continue reading

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McIntyre charges Grant Foster aka “Tamino” with plagiarism in a Dot Earth discussion

Reader “pottereaton” submitted this on 2013/04/01 at 2:28 pm McIntyre/Tamino Feud brewing: First McIntyre at DotEarth: Steve McIntyre Toronto, Canada Andy, The ideas in Tamino’s post purporting to explain the Marcott uptick,http://tamino.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/the-tick/ which you praise as “illuminating”, was shamelessly plagiarized … Continue reading

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Introducing the anti-hockey stick – ‘The Scythe”

We already are well familiar with the shape of the hockey stick, so familiar in fact it has become an icon. Josh writes: It has already been concluded by Marcott et al that their results should now show no modern … Continue reading

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Marcott’s hockey stick uptick mystery – it didn’t used to be there

At Climate Audit, Something odd has been discovered about the provenance of the work associate with the Marcott et al paper. It seems that the sharp uptick wasn’t in the thesis paper Marcott defended for his PhD, but is in … Continue reading

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About Climate Audit

UPDATE: I’m happy to report that Steve writes in with an update on the tragic accident that sent him to New Zealand. It is good news. – Anthony UPDATE2: Steve asked me to intervene, saying he had issues with the … Continue reading

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McIntyre’s triumph over Gergis, Karoly, and Mann

I’m a bit late in covering this due to other issues of interest taking precedence, but I want to make sure this is widely known. We’ve covered the issue of the Gergis et al paleoclimatology paper this past summer, as … Continue reading

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Questions on the CRU email backup server.

Over at Climate Audit, Steve reports on the Update for the FOI for the Wahl Attachments He’s wondering about the use of that mailserver and why there are inconsistencies, for example: I have a quick question for the technically-inclined about backup … Continue reading

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McIntyre on Lewandowsky’s Fake Correlation

Steve McIntyre takes Lewandowsky’s statistical screed to task and writes: Lewandowsky’s most recent blog post really makes one wonder about the qualifications at the University of West Anglia Western Australia. Lewandowsky commenced his post as follows: The science of statistics … Continue reading

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New isotope based temperature reconstruction using McIntyre’s ‘Starbucks hypothesis’ tree core samples

A new paper in GRL published Sep 6th Secular temperature trends for the southern Rocky Mountains over the last five centuries makes use of some tree core sample data gathered by Steve McIntyre and Mr. Pete. Readers of WUWT and … Continue reading

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Josh’s livetooning of Steve McIntyre’s talk in London

Josh writes via email: Here are the cartoon notes from Steve’s talk – it went very well, a great turnout too. All the best.  Josh Enjoy the humor.

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Backstory on the new surfacestations paper

I’m a bit burnt out, so this is a just a few notes to quench some speculations about Steve McIntyre’s role and to help everyone understand what this week has been like. Evan and I have been working on this … Continue reading

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More on Koutsoyiannis and the homogenization of temperature data – plus some comments on blog review

First, correcting an error that originated with the blog The Hockey Schtick about not giving appropriate credit. Marcel Crok writes on De staat van het klimaat One of the basic principles of blogging is to give credit when credit is … Continue reading

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Another paper refutes the Mann made hockey stick – MWP was ≈1°C warmer than current temperatures

This new paper uses a rather unique proxy; high-resolution samples micromilled from archaeological shells of the European limpet, Patella vulgata. Mr. Limpet would be proud. A paper published this week in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology finds that the Medieval … Continue reading

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See if you can find the ‘legal threat’ to David Karoly

Steve McIntyre has posted his letter to David Karoly regarding Karoly’s book review, covered by WUWT here. Karoly responds with a suggestion he’s been given a ‘legal threat’. After reading McIntyre’s letter, I’m reminded of the non-existent death threats towards … Continue reading

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Mannhandled: from data to demonization

Over on Climate Audit, there’s an interesting thread going on about Lonnie Thompson and his wife Ellen, who Steve McIntyre describes as “serial non-archivers” due to their overt refusal to put their ice-core data online is spite of grant rules … Continue reading

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Lucia takes on the Gergis et al hockey stick screening fallacy

This is an excerpt of a larger post that deserves the wider attention WUWT can bring to it. The image at left is from my article: A look at treemometers and tree ring growth – Anthony Screening: Now with good+bad treenometers. … Continue reading

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The longest, most high resolution, most inconvenient paleoclimate data that hasn’t been published

Read on for a new Josh cartoon. What’s wrong with this image? Well if you are part of The Team (RealClimate and friends), it goes against everything you’ve been publishing. You want the Medieval Warm Period to disappear, and you … Continue reading

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Jo Nova chronicles the snapping of the Gergis hockey stick

Note: I’m reposting this excellent essay from Jo Nova to give it a wide as an audience as possible. Be sure to bookmark her site if you have not already. – Anthony 300,000 dollars and three years to produce a … Continue reading

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American Meteorological Society disappears withdraws Gergis et al paper on proxy temperature reconstruction after post peer review finds fatal flaws

UPDATE: It appears the paper has been withdrawn and credit acknowledgement given to Steve McIntyre, see below: There was yet another recent “hockey stick” being foisted on the public. Gergis et al. It says: The average reconstructed temperature anomaly in … Continue reading

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Mann’s secret hot sauce

Steve McIntyre finds yet another instance where Mann applies his special “secret hot sauce” to data, selling the sizzle, rather than the steak. It is another familiar tale of data holdback, gatekeeping, obfuscation, and cherry picking by The Team. One … Continue reading

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Phil Jones gives a talk at KNMI in De Bilt – meanwhile temperature and paleo researchers are still blowing off data requests

From  Marcel Crok at De staat van het klimaat: Phil Jones: ‘Contact NMS’s for raw data’ Over at Climate Audit there is renewed interest in data availability with McIntyre asking whether journals that don’t guarantee data archiving (The Holocene in … Continue reading

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Myles off from the target

Josh of cartoonsbyjosh.com writes of a new climate FAIL entry: Hopefully you’ve watched the video, read the posts and comments here and at Climate Audit and Bishop Hill. Basically Myles Allen has been castigating journalists for getting Climategate wrong while getting … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Myles Allen’s “failure to communicate”

Steve McIntyre writes at Climate Audit: Bishop Hill links to a presentation by Myles Allen to a 2011 conference on Climategate, which like every other such handwringing introspection by climate “communicators”, notably failed to invite any of the major CRU … Continue reading

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The question put to Dr. Mann at Disneyland today

UPDATE: 12:55PM Dr. Mann ducks a TV station reporter who requested an interview afterwards, see below. Steve McIntyre recently published a new graph on his website Climate Audit. Alerted to the fact that Dr. Mann would be speaking at the … Continue reading

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CRU’s Phil Jones plays Wheel of Fortune “Before and After”

I was looking through some CG2 emails today for something else, and I came across this one. Email #3538. It is funny. For those who don’t know what the “before and after” portion of the game is about, this Yahoo … Continue reading

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CRU’s Dr. Phil Jones, world renowned climatologist, can’t even plot a trend in Excel

Joe Romm would call this a “head exploding moment“. If this were a skeptic, Tamino aka Grant Foster, would sharpen his invective ginsu knives and launch a fusillade of cutlery in a blog post claiming how stupid and inept skeptics … Continue reading

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Climategate 2.0 – NCDC: “Mr. Watts gave a well reasoned position”

It seems I’m in a number of the Climategate 2.0 emails. Here’s a couple. The first one confirms to me that this batch is absolutely real, because Thomas Peterson is responding to a joint radio interview I did with him … Continue reading

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Peer review is dead, long live blog review

By Marc Hendrickx writing in ABC’s The Drum In January 2009, Nature splashed its front cover with the results of a new study titled ‘Warming of the Antarctic ice-sheet surface since the 1957 International Geophysical Year’. The article was accompanied … Continue reading

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Trenberth gets a rebuttal to Spencer and Braswell published: turnaround 1 day

Turbo Peer Review is the new normal it seems. Steve McIntyre at Climate Audit writes: Bishop Hill draws attention to the publication of Trenberth’s comment on Spencer and Braswell 2011 in Remote Sensing. Unlike Trenberth’s presentation to the American Meteorological … Continue reading

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BREAKING: ICO Orders UEA to Produce CRUTEM Station Data

Steve McIntyre reports on Climate Audit: Breaking news: Today probably marks the closing chapter of the longstanding FOI request for CRUTEM station data. The UK Information Commissioner (ICO) has rendered a decision (see here)  on Jonathon Jones’ appeal of the … Continue reading

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Mann’s Hockey Stick, Climategate, and FOI – in a nutshell

On the Climate Audit thread, The Vergano FOI Request the irascible Nick Stokes provokes another commenter “mpaul”, to lay out all the history in a simple summary that even Nick might understand. I thought it was worth repeating here for readers who … Continue reading

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“Reviewer A” responds

The row over the issue of Antarctica warming continues. After a number of articles appeared at the Air Vent, Lucia’s, and Climate Audit, Dr. Steig responds at RealClimate with some accusations of his own. I offered Dr. Steig a guest … Continue reading

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