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  •  Are they deniers? (16+ / 0-)

    Are Curry, the Pielkes, and McIntyre deniers?
    I don't know about the climate scientist Pielke. I haven't read his scientific work.  Curry in her science seems to agree with the AGW consensus but she does allow herself to be exploited by the denialist media. (See her Daily Mail interview.)
    McIntyre is a rather cunning denialist. He attacked the 1999 Mann, Bradley, Hughes, study on the basis that MBH used a nonstandard PCA analysis. But Principal Component Analysis, like its cousin, Factor Analysis, is a flexible methodology and the method used by Mann did not alter the outcome of the study compared to "standard" methodology. And, McIntyre and McKitrick's critique of MBH 1999 had some methodological problems of its own, as revealed by and tamino (in his Open Mind blog.). The robustness of Mann's study has been confirmed by a thorough analysis done by Ammon and Wahl 2006.
    But McIntyre pushed his critique into a Congressional investigation of Mann, and has continued to make MGH 1999 a target of denialists. As a result, Mann, personally is a hate figure among the raving denialist loonies.
    Meanwhile, MGH 1999 has been confirmed by what are now dozens of later climate reconstructions. But McIntyre keeps at it, and the denialist media still smears Michael Mann.
    So, Knarf, as to the answer to your question: McIntyre is a denialist and is, in fact, one of the touchstones of the industry.

    •  Oh, ok (3+ / 0-)
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      I was wrong about McIntyre.

      However, the substance of my above comment still stands :)

      "Let’s just move on, treat everybody with firmness, fairness, dignity, compassion and respect. Let’s be Marines." - Sgt. Maj Michael Barrett on DADT repeal

      by kyril on Mon Jul 16, 2012 at 04:35:00 AM PDT

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