Do you mean that after almost a decade you are finally going to get around to answering this question [When you remove the bristlecones and the Briffa chronologies, is there still a HS reconstruction?]?

Boris, noticing it’s been awhile.

Galaxy Song (by MontyPython)

Mapping Deforestation with Google Earth (by Climate Desk)

People have asked how to play Calvinball. It’s pretty simple: you make up the rules as you go.

Bill Waterson, who anticipated ClimateBall.

(Source: Wikipedia)

On the Inexistence of Any Consensus

There is no consensus.
If there was, we wouldn’t know.
If we knew, we wouldn’t be able to spell it out.
If we could spell it out, it would not matter.

H/T to Gorgias:


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If all else fails when you have been shown to have been wrong, pretend that you don’t understand your opponent (despite them making a very clear and coherent case), and/or trot out “we can agree to disagree”.

Auditing Bias

Steve Postrel,

You say:

How can you have “no idea” why independent errors all pointing in one direction suggest political intent?

First, they’ve been called “misrepresentations”, not “errors”, because the author focus on claims he considers misleading.

Second, they have not been shown to be independent, something that affects their accounting.

Third, there are lots of different bias, some of which are not ipso facto erroneous.

Calling these so-called independent errors “misrepresentations” shows a very big auditing bias, insofar as we see the same pea and thimble game where an auditor uses technical nits to dogwhistle his editorial.

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