The Pitfalls of Data Smoothing

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Since we’ve been discussing smoothing in datasets, I thought I’d repost something that Steve McIntyre had graciously allowed me to post on his amazing blog ClimateAudit back in 2008. —————————————————————————————– Data Smoothing and Spurious Correlation Allan Macrae has posted an interesting study at ICECAP. In the study he argues that the changes in…

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Dr. Martin Hertzberg responds to Dr. Michael Mann

Readers may recall the strange series of events leading up to the post facto revisionism at the Vail Daily News when Dr. Michael Mann sent an angry reply letter to the newspaper and then the original letter from Dr. Hertzberg disappeared then reappeared sans a couple of paragraphs that Dr. Mann didn’t like. Dr. Hertzberg…