realclimate apologist Eli Rabett explained at Tamino why real climate scientists haven’t updated the bristlecones:
You hike out to the ass end of nowhere, take a core (from the right tree, and bring it back. Now you have to analyze it. . . . . .
Sure sounds like a lot of work for a real climate scientist. Also that analysis thingee – that doesn’t sound like something that’s in the job description of a real climate scientist.
Of course, if you don’t want to hike, you can drive to many of the bristlecone sites (though not the foxtails) – which also happen to be in scenic country: at least the Colorado ones were. Yeah, yeah, you burn some fuel driving to the sites, but not as much fuel as going to an international climate conference. I also understand that some of the IPCC delegates were a bit concerned that the food quality at the Ritz Carlton in Paris this year was not up to their expectations.