In today’s post, I’ll return to more typical Climate Audit programming. Upside-down Mann’s mentor, Raymond Bradley, has somewhat surprisingly published an article (Balascio et al 2015) that supports a longstanding Climate Audit criticism of varve proxies. Bradley and coauthors did not report that their interpretation of an important Baffin Island series is upside-down to the orientation used in PAGES2K and numerous AR5 vintage multiproxy reconstructions. It seems that proxies used by the Team are like the Grand Old Duke of York:
And when they were up, they were up,
And when they were down, they were down,
And when they were only half-way up,
They were neither up nor down.