Here is a link to a new article in Chronicle of Higher Education about the HS debate in congress. This link should work for the next 5 days. A sidebar is available at the following link. There will be an online discussion Wednesday Sept. 6 at noon eastern time with Gerald North about the hockey stick and the broader issue of politics and science at http://chronicle.com/live/.
The tone is less antagonistic towards me than an article last year. A couple of obvious and annoying errors though. The realclimate blog started first and devoted much of its initial energy to trying to preempt our ctiticim of the HS, which was then about to be published. ClimateAudit.org was started in response.
They also say in the sidebar that other recent studies do not use the contested bristlecones. In fact, the two most recent studies, Osborn and Briffa 2006 and Hegerl et al 2006, in small populations of 14/12 sites each use Mann’s PC1 plus a separate foxtail series.