This is pretty much the one-year anniversary of our two 2005 articles in GRL and E&E. There’s a very interesting assessment of the status of the debate at Europa Tribune here.
About one year ago, January 2005, an article of Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick was published in the Geophysical Research Letters with harsh criticism on the symbol of our changing climate: the Hockey Stick graph. It was a defining moment: after an uphill struggle their work had at last been accepted in a well respected science magazine for climate research. Although I’ve followed the ensuing debate with a half eye throughout the past year, I’ve been curious to where it was going and how well the Hockey Stick of Mann et al. would fare. The briefest synopsis: it’s a trench-war out there.
The author hasn’t been convinced by Hockey Team huffing and puffing. It will be interesting to see the comments.