Our research covered in the National Post

There has been extensive coverage of our research in the National Post, a leading Canadian newspaper, over the last few days. The entire article from Natuurwetenschap & Techniek was re-printed in two installments, together with a National Post editorial, all of which are online:

Breaking the hockey stick
The lone Gaspé cedar
Let the science debate begin

There have been many letters to the editors, most of which are not online. Some of the letters have been from scientists, including a professor of plant science who expressed serious concerns about the use of tree ring widths as a means of coming to confident conclusions about temperature history.

On a personal basis, this coverage has been very gratifying, since my friends and family are not academics and being covered in the National Post seems much more tangible to them than publication in Geophysical Research Letters.


  1. Roy Goodman
    Posted Feb 8, 2005 at 10:01 PM | Permalink

    None of the above stories seem to available from the National Post – a few days after the date on your post. Funny that! Can you tell me where I can find them?

  2. Steve McIntyre
    Posted Feb 9, 2005 at 6:59 AM | Permalink

    The National Post seems to have a short online life cycle. The pdf for the English version of the Dutch article (which is virtually identical to the National Post version) is at http://www.uoguelph.ca/~rmckitri/research/Climate_L.pdf. Steve

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