Tag Archives: Hockey stick

20 years of hockey sticks

I wrote this post and then, after a discussion with Kevin Anchukaitis on Twitter, I took it down. I was tempted to not repost it, but thought I’d rewrite bits and have another go. I keep forgetting how controversial this … Continue reading

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Another hockey stick

Realclimate has already covered this, so I won’t say much, but there is a recent paper (Kopp et al. 2016) that does a sea level reconstruction for the past almost 3000 years. The key figure is below, with the red … Continue reading

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A real Hiatus

For reasons I certainly won’t go into here, I intend to take a break from all of this blogging. I don’t know for how long, but for a few weeks at least, and maybe longer. Before I do, though, I … Continue reading

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Fraudulent?

Greg Laden has a good post about Judith Curry’s recent post in which she implies that the Hockey Stick might be fraudulent. I recommend reading Greg’s post, but essentially he points out that it’s perfectly normal to take a large … Continue reading

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Some new rules?

This is really just a post to say that I’m clearly going to have to introduce some new rules with regards to comments. There are a couple of recent comments threads that I’ve moderated badly and that have ended up … Continue reading

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Engaging with “skeptics”

Sou has a recent post about why scientists talk to contrarians. This all started when Andrew Montford (Bishop Hill) reported on a talk by Rob Wilson. In this talk Rob discussed the analysis used by Michael Mann and colleagues to … Continue reading

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Hockey Sticks and things

There’s been a somewhat unfortunate spat involving Michael Mann, Robert Wilson and Tamsin Edwards, amongst others. I don’t really want to discuss the details of the spat (Sou has a post about it that includes some interesting comments) but there … Continue reading

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McIntyre & McKitrick

Yesterday I wrote a post about Debunking the Hockey Stick. What I learned was that, as expected, many have already discussed this in some detail and, also, that there’s much about this that I don’t fully understand (no surprises there … Continue reading

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Debunking the Hockey Stick

This may be old news to many that read my posts, but a comment on one of my recent posts has made me think that I should try to address the claim that the Hockey Stick has been debunked. The … Continue reading

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The PAGES 2k consortium

The Past Global Changes (PAGES) project has released a progress article that has just appeared in Nature Geoscience. The article’s title is Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia (this article is paywalled unfortunately). Watts Up With That (WUWT) … Continue reading

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