Gone. And the Medieval Warm Period, restored:
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.
…Whoo boy, I suspect this paper will be called in the Mann -vs- Steyn trial (if it ever makes it that far; the judge may throw it out because the legal pleading makes a false claim by Mann).
No comment. The most amazing thing is that this paper is co-authored by Keith Briffa:
I have to wonder if this is some sort of attempt to “come clean” on the issue. Mann must be furious at the timing. There’s no hint of a hockey stick, and no need to splice on the instrumental surface temperature record or play “hide the decline” tricks with this data.
As he notes, expect a bunch of desperate papers soon to try to resurrect it. The “climate” “community” is eating its own.
And here’s a bonus: thoughts on the upcoming legal proceedings from Roger Pielke.
[Update a few minutes later]
A new paper from Judith Curry on the manufactured consensus:
Students of science are taught to reject ad populam or ‘bandwagon’ appeals, a sentiment is articulated by the motto of the UK Royal Society: ‘nullius in verba’, which is roughly translated as ‘take nobody’s word for it’. How then, and why, have climate scientists come to a scientific consensus about a very complex scientific problem that the consensus-supporting scientists themselves acknowledge has substantial and fundamental uncertainties?
Because, sadly, there was an agenda. And many of the supporters of the climate “science” don’t understand how science actually works.