It looks like Joe changed the title, too, Steve.

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If his analysis stands up, not only are the wheels off the wagon, but the horses are dead.

]]>Mann claims to have hundreds of proxies but in the recent period he has only 55 with values. These are chosen with an unknown criteria. The remaining proxies are given values that are just weighted values of the chosen 55. So in reality, his hockey stick is the outcome of a specifically chosen set of 55 proxies.

The hockey stick is not the result of a measurement but of a method of construction.

As I understand it, all of the above are true. In addition, he splices the temperature record on, and then uses non-published statistical methods to process them.

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