Perhaps responding to some of the concerns published yesterday on WUWT about how Steve McIntyre was treated by David Karoly, or perhaps reacting to his reactionary stance at a recent wind farm event, the Australian Book Review has apparently pulled climate scientist David Karoly’s book review of Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars from its webpage.
You get a 404 now for the link that was active in our story yesterday:
Here’s the Google cache version:
It does not appear to be a site error, as other nearby reviews are intact. And, the 404 error is very specific to article #1063, rather than a generic 404 error.
No explanation was given that I could find, just “poof”, it was gone. Maybe somebody there at ABR actually has some integrity and has pulled it until Karoly rewrites it, or maybe they just decided they didn’t like the negative attention Michael Mann brings.
Either way, a good move on ABR’s part.
h/t to reader Bob Koss
UPDATE: Steve McIntyre writes on Climate Audit:
I wrote a letter of complaint to Karoly with a copy to the Dean of Research. I’m busy on a submission to the Information Tribunal in the UK right now but will provide more particulars on this in the near future.
That might be the reason the review was pulled.