Tag Archives: Keith Briffa

The truth about ‘We have to get rid of the medieval warm period’

In the thread Intelligence and the hockey stick commenter “Robert” challenged a well known quote about the MWP from 2006 by Dr. David Deming in his statement before the Senate EPW committee which is the title of this post. I thought … Continue reading

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A hilarious view of Climategate I’ve never read before

Scientific understanding and faith simultaneously on display:  ‘For climatologists, the search for an irrefutable “sign” of anthropogenic warming has assumed an almost Biblical intensity.’ – Fred Pearce, New Scientist, October 1996 This being near Climategate time, it is worth reflecting … Continue reading

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Hey Ya! (mal) McIntyre was right – CRU Abandons one tree Yamal Superstick

This must be personally satisfying for Steve McIntyre, though I doubt the folks at RealClimate will have the integrity to acknowledge that he was right, and they were wrong. It seems that in the latest publication from CRU’s Keith Briffa, … Continue reading

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Mann’s hockey stick disappears – and CRU’s Briffa helps make the MWP live again by pointing out bias in the data

Shock, awe. Untruncated and unspliced data used in a new paper from Briffa and Melvin at UEA restores the Medieval Warm Period while at the same time disappears Mann’s hockey stick. Here’s figure 5 that tells the story: Look at … Continue reading

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Make your own Michael Mann hockey stick at home

Following yesterday’s first look at emails from the 2 year effort to get NOAA to release emails from FOIA requests, where we learn that some scientists felt ‘Hit on the head with a hockey stick’ and that “The paleodata always got … Continue reading

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The sum of Yamal is greater than its parts

This post will be a sticky top post for a day or two, new stories will appear below this one. Climategate Continues By Andrew Montford & Harold Ambler May 24, 2012 4:00 A.M. in the National Review – reposted here … Continue reading

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A first hand report on Dr. Michael Mann’s embarrassing Disneyland episode

Elevated from a comment. Roger Sowell describes first hand what led up to Mann denying a TV interview about his work. Apparently, for Dr. Mann, Disneyland is not “the happiest place on earth”. Roger Sowell  writes on May 18, 2012 … 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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Chronology: CRU’s Yamal Deception

I’ve already made my case for the Yamal deception by CRU previously on WUWT, and my suspicions were confirmed by the shonky behavior of Dr. Michael Mann, who can’t even bring himself to allow anyone to see the three questions … Continue reading

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An example of a different ethos when you have access to private documents

While many websites are deriding me for my mentions in the Fakegate emails distributed by Dr. Peter Gleick, and many now (including Dr. Gavin Schmidt) are coming down on Dr. Gleick for his lack of ethics, I thought it might … Continue reading

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Editorial – In support of Dr. Michael Mann and open debate

UPDATE: Lubos Motl has a poll running on whether this is the right stance to take or not. Feel free to take it here – Anthony This is an editorial that I never thought I’d be writing and I expect … Continue reading

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FOI victory against Phil Jones, CRU, and UEA

Excerpts from Bishop Hill: A major FOI victory This post is a jointly written effort by myself and Don Keiller. Readers may remember the Information Commissioner’s ruling last year that UEA had to release the CRUTEM data sent by Phil Jones … Continue reading

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Mann of the people

Tom Nelson spots another Climategate zinger. Email 2743, Sept 2009, Michael “Robust Debate” Mann: “So far, we’ve simply deleted all of the attempts by McIntyre and his minions to draw attention to this at RealClimate.”

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The behind the scenes bumbling of the hockey stick

Mann oh Mann. Tom Nelson continues to wade through the 5000+ Climategate 2 emails. I’ve selected a few he’s highlighted in the vein of behind the scenes discussion of Dr. Michael Mann’s infamous “hockey stick” which claimed we were living … Continue reading

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Mann hockey stick co-author Bradley: “it may be that Mann et al simply don’t have the long-term trend right”

Tom Nelson spots a gem in the Climategate 2 emails: Hockey stick co-author Ray Bradley: “it may be that Mann et al simply don’t have the long-term trend right”; “I hedge my bets on whether there were any periods in … Continue reading

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Science at work: “Tuning may be a way to fudge the physics”

A collection of fudge from The Team, sweet! ClimateGate FOIA grepper! – Email 636 Solution 1: fudge the issue. Just accept that we are Fast-trackers and can therefore get away with anything. [Hat tip: M. Hulme]

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The CRU crew says: “what we really meant was…”

In all the hubub last week, I missed this press release from the University of East Anglia. In it, they try to explain away some of the first highlighted email phrases. But we’ve all moved well beyond those now. The … Continue reading

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Senior NCAR scientist admits: “Quantifying climate sensitivity from real world data cannot even be done using present-day data…”

Whoo boy… just a few days ago it was argued in a new peer reviewed paper published in Science that climate sensitivity might be lower than the IPCC stated in AR4. Now we have this damning admission from Dr. Tom … Continue reading

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Climategate 2 email – Rob Wilson replicates McIntyre & McKitrick – produces hockey sticks out of noise

Reader Crosspatch writes in comments: 4241.txt is where Briffa Rob Wilson apparently believes he recreates what McIntyre is talking about the hockey stick showing up no matter what data you feed into it. Briffa Wilson creates randomly generated time series, … Continue reading

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The tribalistic corruption of peer review – the Chris de Freitas incident

From New Zealand Climate Change, this goes beyond “noble cause corruption”. This is outright malicious interference with the scientific process, and it’s damned ugly. I can’t imagine anyone involved in professional science who could stand idly by and not condemn … Continue reading

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Two separate examples show 2007 NRC review panel was stacked, except for a “token” skeptic and worked to supress dissenting science

This is pretty ugly. In 2007 the NRC was setup to review the state of climate science. The usual players were involved. Today we have two separate examples of inappropriate behavior designed to squash any scientific dissent. First from Dr. … Continue reading

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Briffa asks for email deletion becuase FOIA is a “time sink” and an “inconvenient subsequent distraction”

0058.txt date: Thu Oct  9 17:56:17 2008 from: Keith Briffa <k.briffa@uea.xxxx> subject: Re: Tom Giverin – IN STRICT CONFIDENCE to: “Toumi, Ralf” <r.toumi@imperial.xxxx> Ralf [[[redacted: reference]]] Finally, might I ask that you note and then erase this email. I have … Continue reading

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John L. Daly’s message to Mike Mann and The Team

Ric Werme writes in comments: When I realized the Climategate 2009 Emails went back many years, one of the first things that occurred to me was there might be Emails from John Daly. He died before I became involved in … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Note to UEA and CRU: get a clue

You’d think that after all the pain and suffering caused by Climategate to the University of East Anglia and the Climate Research Unit, these guys would have a clue. You’d think that they’d want to get the monkey off their … Continue reading

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New climate data term: “bodge”

I learn something new every day. “Bodge” – here’s the definition from Wikitionary: Etymology 1 The term “bodge” derives from Middle English boccen, which means “to mend.” Verb bodge (third-person singular simple present bodges, present participle bodging, simple past and … Continue reading

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“You’re Not Allowed to Do This in Science”

Dr. Richard Muller calls out the “hide the decline” aka “Mike’s Nature Trick” on this YouTube video of a presentation he gave.

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To Serve Mann

Breaking: Mann and Wahl have responded. See updates below. 3/9 12:45 PM Pacific Time. This story is now updated to be consistent with Mann and Wahl’s response: By Steven Mosher and charles the moderator Sources confirm that a federal inspector … Continue reading

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