Must read piece by Marc Sheppard on "hide the decline"

Many commentators have not understood the Phil Jones “hide the decline” email. It does not refer to hiding the decline in global temperature since 1998, it refers to hiding the divergence from measured temperature of tree ring proxies. Read this excellent treatment by Marc Sheppard (excerpt below):

“But I defy anyone to compare the above chart – the one Jones wrote he had applied MNT [Mike’s Nature trick”] to – to the unadulterated version above it, and tell me there’s been no deception committed. At least with MBH98, a sharp eye might recognize the ruse. Here — there is no indication given whatsoever that the graph represents an amalgam of proxy and measured temperatures. This, my friends, is fraud.” “Understanding Climategate’s Hidden Decline

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