Sometimes the Mann Hockey Stick (1999) is eclipsed by another reconstruction which goes twice as far back and with even less statistical significance (if that’s possible) than the original.
Yes, it’s the "Mann Hockey Stick mark deux" produced by Drs Jones and Mann to widespread indifference in 2003. Steve has tried replicating this one as well, but guess what? Mann won’t give all the necessary statistical steps (including the weightings used) in order to replicate the graph. Quel surprise….
Thus we have (kudos to Michael Mayson for this one) yet another site linked to the Hockey Team (the one that Steve dubbed the "Kyoto Flames" some time ago): Dr Raymond Bradley, of the University of Massachusetts. It’s the succintly and modestly titled www.worldviewofglobalwarming.org
(My favourite long domain name that tells you all you need to know what the site is about: www.SweetJesusIhateBillOReilly.com – try it, its a hoot…)
And here’s the graph. Obviously no climate change has happened in the world in the last 2000 years, whatever everybody else may say.
Noticeably Hockey Stick mark deux doesn’t replicate the instrumental record very well (ie not at all) but hey! When you’re a famous climatologist, these things are just trivia….