the internet peer review is working …

The latest paper that saw the usual suspects trading ‘High 5s’, Marcott et al, published in ‘Science’, has now been blog reviewed, leaving no choice for the authors but to withdraw from publication. The problem is, under the usual climate change ideological premise, nothing will happen.

Steven McIntyre has now done a full audit of their data, and found it ridden with substantial  fallacies. He mocks the way the authors have changed the dates of observations in order to achieve a ‘hockey stick’ result:

Bishop Hill: Marcott in freefall

  • Shaun Marcott’s new ‘Hockey Stick’ study ‘in freefall’ — ‘Paper did not pass the sniff test. What does it say about Science that it would publish such a paper?’

  • ‘McIntyre has posted here about the mystery surrounding the methodology and here about the curious lack of a similar 20th century uptick in Marcott’s PhD thesis on which the Science paper appears to have been based. Willis Eschenbach notes that many of the proxies used fail the paper’s own criteria for inclusion, David Middleton has raised further questions based on examination of individual proxies. Don Easterbrook has further concerns’

I replied to a Gorebot in comments on my post about the Marcott, et al, paper: The warmer years, with more peer reviewing across the internet. These are only a few of them. Trying to eliminate the Minoan, Roman and Medieval warming periods doesn’t work with me. Here it’s 28%, more than what I reported:
This paper of his is nothing more than junk:–Media-touted-study-based-on-reconstructed-data-from-only-73-d
It’s just non-science:
The Marcott et al conclusion is at odds with the Greenland Ice core data:
You might be one of the ‘Gorebots’ referred to here: here.

Look over there, more:

Fred Singer: Another Hockey Stick?

“According to this research, the temperatures seen in the 20th century were about average for the Holocene.”

Read more at the American Thinker.

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley) Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Incorporated Kimberley Environmental Horticulture (KEH) is a small group of committed individuals who promote the use of indigenous plants for the landscaping of parks and gardens. Rehabilitation of Kimberley coast, bushland and pastoral regions are also high on our agenda. This includes planting seedlings, weed control, damage from erosion or any other environmental matter that comes to our attention. We come from all walks of life, from Professionals and Trades oriented occupations, Pensioners and Students, Public Servants and the Unemployed. We have a community plant nursery where we trial many old and new species, with a view to incorporating these into our landscaping trials. Our labour force are mainly volunteers, but with considerable help from the 'work for the dole' program, Indigenous Community Development Employment Program (CDEP) groups and the Ministry of Justice, with their community work orders; in this way we manage to train many people in the horticultural skills needed for indigenous plant growing. We constantly undertake field trips that cover seed and plant collection in the Kimberley. Networking around the Kimberley region and the east Pilbara is a necessary part of promoting our activities. We consult on a range of Environmental and Landscaping matters that deal with our region. Our activities involve improving Broome's residential streetscapes by including 'waterwise' priciples in planting out nature strips. Sustainable environmental horticulture is practised by members of our group. We use existing vegetation as the backbone of any plantings, using these species to advantage when planning to develop tree forms or orchards. The Broome region is sensitive to development. Subsequently many weed species have become dominant in and around developed areas. The use and movement of heavy machinery is the biggest single cause of environmental degradation. We dont live in a 'Tropical Paradise' but on the edge of the Great Sandy Desert. The plants that survive best here, grow in well-drained pindan sand, and are found from the Dampier Peninsular southward to where average rainfall is below 600mm. When we use rainforest species, detail is important when planting, water catchment, sunlight and understorey species are all considered. The use of recycled 'grey' water is an advantage here as well as treated waste-water, although many local species do not fare well with nutrients from this source. We use waterwise planting methods which include harvesting asmuch rainwater as possible, with swales designed to hold up to 200 litres, to help recharge the local groundwater aquifer. There has been a serious decline in this aquifer over the last few years. With the fast expansion of the Broome peninsular, more and more land is being covered by concrete, iron and bitumen so that much less water is available to replenish the aquifer, allowing the salt content to become significantly higher. The small Broome Peninsular is on the south-western corner of the Dampier Peninsular (bound by Broome, Derby and Cape Leveque at the northern tip). Compaction by vehicles also inhibits water retention due to the content of our local pindan sand, hard as concrete in the dry, going to soft and sloppy mud after rain. None of us are botanists, inevitably we have got some names wrong, names changed, or have not gone to sub-species level. If you note a photo or description may be wrong, please e-mail to
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