> [Y]ou are running scared of a TV weatherman.
I’d like you to substantiate that mindreading. As far as I’m concerned, Willard Tony is such an easy target that I don’t think it is worth my time paying due diligence the the mud he slings day in day out. This is the second reading of my mind you are providing us so far free of charge in this thread alone.
> Just imagine what would happen if McIntyre’s indefatigable forensic skills were combined with Watts’ wide readership………
It is not difficult to imagine, since Willard Tony karaokes about anything that gets out of CA. For instance, just today we have this:
> Over at Climate Audit, Steve reports on the Update for the FOI for the Wahl Attachments[.]
And also this:
> This new paper in GRL takes on the well-known buckets-vs-inlets issue (Steve McIntyre also visited the issue several times) related to ship based sea surface temperature measurements and as a result, produces an improved dataset.
Speaking of Willard Tony and the Auditor, this bit is interesting.
> Anthony sent me his draft paper. In his cover email, he said that the people who had offered to do statistical analysis hadn’t done so (each for valid reasons). So I did some analysis very quickly, which Anthony incorporated in the paper and made me a coauthor though my contribution was very last minute and limited. I haven’t parsed the rest of the paper.
The first comment from that same thread comes from Ron Broberg:
> Any chance that the list of stations and their site ratings will be made available soon?
This question has yet to be answered in that thread. Do you know if and when it was made available?
There’s this other question from Ron Broberg:
> Will you [the Auditor] continue your association with the paper if the relevant data (stn ids and siting classifications) is not made public and archived in a timely manner?
No direct answer to that question in that thread. But we do have this declaration from the Auditor:
> Anthony had asked me long ago to help with the statistical analysis, but I hadn’t followed up. I had looked at the results in 2007, but hadn’t kept up with it subsequently.
This contrasts with Willard Tony’s:
> This pre-publication draft paper, titled An area and distance weighted analysis of the impacts of station exposure on the U.S. Historical Climatology Network temperatures and temperature trends, is co-authored by Anthony Watts of California, Evan Jones of New York, Stephen McIntyre of Toronto, Canada, and Dr. John R. Christy from the Department of Atmospheric Science, University of Alabama, Huntsville, is to be submitted for publication.
Has this been corrected yet?
Since the only thing you did was to caricature Connolley’s points, and that you would not care less about the skill of your reading, then I am glad that we’re in violent agreement. Well done!
You now claim:
> Not so long ago it was beneath your notice as you sheltered in the haven of Real Climate.
I’d like you to substantiate that claim. As far as I can recall, I have not commented much on RC. Perhaps you’re cool with saying falsities?
[I’ve moved some sections to make the comment more topical.]