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0435: Briffa: Pathetic GRL Hockey Stick Paper A Step Backwards In Time And Understanding

Briffa speaks out about the “Pathetic Paper“, with the added bonus of Edward Cook’s thoughts about multi-century temperature reconstructions:

cc: t.osbor
date: Wed Sep 3 14:00:06 2003
from: Keith Briffa
subject: Re: An idea to pass by you
to: Edward Cook

[…] The basic point is that I (and I think [Tim Osborn]) agree that Mike and Phil’s latest contribution is a step backwards ( in time and understanding ) – well in reality I do not believe it is a step forward.

At 08:32 AM 9/3/03 -0400, [Edward Cook] wrote:

[…] I am afraid the Mike and Phil are too personally invested in things now (i.e. the 2003 GRL paper that is probably the worst paper Phil has ever been involved in – Bradley hates it as well) […] Without trying to prejudice [a newly proposed] work, but also because of what I almost think I know to be the case, the results of this study will show that we can probably say a fair bit about < 100 year extra-tropical NH temperature variability (at least as far as we believe the proxy estimates), but honestly know fuck-all about what the > 100 year variability was like with any certainty (i.e. we know with certainty that we know fuck-all)..

  1. 2011/12/12 at 05:29

    Briffa and Man should be in jail for intentional misleading; some people still worship them.. Only 10feet apart, 3 trees of the same variety have different thickness rings. The trees are lying, guys!.

  2. diogenes
    2011/11/25 at 13:48

    you might almost think you were on a “denialist” site when you read a message like this!

  3. 2011/11/25 at 10:22

    A bit of philosophy from ‘Old One Tree’ himself.

  4. 2011/11/25 at 02:46

    Peculiar how the Team sound exactly like ‘sceptical deniers’ when they believe they are discussing matters privately.

  5. Sundance
    2011/11/25 at 01:35

    That was enlightening and entertaining. Thanks!

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