Over at WUWT Anthony Watts has accused the UEA of being liars. If like me you went there hoping to get a quick summary and found it very difficult to understand, then hopefully this will help.
It appears this assertion from Anthony Watts comes as a result of a decision by the UK Information Commissioner that the University of East Anglia’s must release details of the sites it used to create the Yamal-Urals regional chronology. This is the reconstruction of past temperature using the size of tree rings showing the rate of growth of trees in this area.
The reason this is important is because it purports to show a period when temperatures did not change much followed by a rise as we approach the modern time. Many other people have used this regional temperature reconstruction which tends to give them all a “hockey stick” shape.
For example, it…
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