Hockey Stick Graphs a Series of Epiphanies (Part 1)
Posted by Jeff Condon on October 15, 2008
Ok, it’s time to summarize what I have learned from exploration of proxy data. I went back to Climate Audit and found the exact moment that I learned how hockey sticks were made.
You can see my dm little mind working trying to grasp what has become so obvious now. My first post:
You know what I got for an answer, check this out
September 3rd, 2008 at 11:57 pm
I tell you what, better advice than that is hard to come by.
Bender replied that he didn’t want to put me off, but it was only today that I went back to that thread. I never read his reply because I wasn’t put off at all.
Funny stuff looking back now, I really don’t want to be in the middle of this battle but now I am working towards a publication — strange world for sure. I got some help from CA to download the data and made some initial plots, the first graph is very interesting to me even today.
The blue line is a plot of the data which was accepted by M08 with a simple average 484 proxies used averaged together. The purple/pink line is the rejected data from the same plots. I spent a long time looking at this graph. How can they be mirror images, it doesn’t make sense! The green line is the magnitude of the difference, clearly the difference is greatest in recent years. The green line demonstrates clearly that magnification of local (1850-2000)data has occurred once you understand it.