Unfortunately, Briffa and associates have never set out ex ante criteria for site inclusion/exclusion, resulting in Briffa regional reconstructions seeming more like Calvinball than science, as discussed in many CA posts. However, remarkably, D’Arrigo et al 2009 (though not noticed at the time) had admitted earlier that year to doing exactly what Briffa had denied: the ex post selection of sites in order to obtain a preconceived result (a reconstruction that went up in the 20th century).Do read the whole thing. It's wonderful and satisfying to see a competent observer applying actual science techniques and skepticism. Plus, a Calvin and Hobbes reference!
Saturday, January 30, 2016
You have to pick cherries...
You have to pick cherries ... if you want to make cherry pie. That's from this new post by Steve McIntyre, continuing his tireless work trying to find some bit of reality in the warmist's research papers. Short version: he hasn't found any yet. From his conclusion: