2011-10-18 02:55:00Intermediate rebuttal #28 - Climategate - Broken Link to MBH98


The link to MBH98 in the climategate-rebuttal is broken:

"Mike's Nature trick" and "hide the decline"

The most quoted email is from Phil Jones discussing paleo-data used to reconstruct past temperatures (emphasis mine):

"I've just completed Mike's Nature trick of adding in the real temps to each series for the last 20 years (ie from 1981 onwards) and from 1961 for Keith's to hide the decline."

"Mike's Nature trick" refers to a technique (aka "trick of the trade") used in a paper published in Nature by lead author Michael Mann (Mann 1998). The "trick" is the technique of plotting recent instrumental data along with the reconstructed data. This places recent global warming trends in the context of temperature changes over longer time scales.

The suggested new link is this:

2011-10-20 11:58:16
Daniel Bailey
Daniel Bailey


2011-10-20 16:22:47Updating links
John Cook


Note Baerbel, under the new system, SkS authors can now update rebuttals via the Rebuttal List link in the forum left margin.

Don't go nuts though :-)

2011-10-20 18:52:01Updating links

Hi John, I was considering updating the link myself but I'm not really able to tell if the new link really is a good replacement for the old one. This is why I posted it on the forum. Also, the editor window is still acting up for me and I don't want to accidentally wreck a post because of that.