Steve McIntyre has spent nearly a decade revealing the mathematical and statistical mistakes – or worse – of the global warming alarmists. In his Climate Audit blog, he exposes yet another example of how the alarmists chose to ignore (again) data that refused to fit the anthropogenic global warming theory.
McIntyre details the data manipulation and deception in his Climate Audit blog (via WUWT).
Had their Yamal-Urals regional chronology had been in accordance with their previous results, I am completely convinced that they would have used it in Briffa et al 2008 and/or their October 2009 online article without a second thought. My surmise is that the apparent failure of the (still withheld) Yamal-Urals regional chronology to accord with their expectations caused CRU not to use it in Briffa et al 2008. I realize that this is a harsh statement, but it’s what I think.
those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we are now at thirty-eight examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmism, and that’s just from what I’ve been able to blog on this subject over the last two and a half years.
In this case, though, not only did they ignore inconvenient data, but as McIntyre shows, they were fairly dishonest about it, throwing up multiple and contradictory reasons that he (McIntyre) easily filets.
Will they never learn?
Cross-posted to Virginia Virtucon