[Nick Stokes defends himself against the slime from the fiercest player in ClimateBall (tm) history.]
There has been an endless focus on a mathematically irrelevant alignment of PC1, conveying a message of “mining for hockey sticks”. Pictures in the Wegman report, cartoons by Josh etc. Yet almost nothing written on what this actually means for the result. What it does to reconstructions. And there is your 2005 calculation showing no hockey stick effect at all from decentering. And of course, Wahl and Ammann’s plot showing negligible difference over the whole range. How often do they appear in the discussions?