Email from first author Shaun Marcott to Steven McIntyre:
Thank you for the inquiry. Please note that we clearly state in paragraph 4 of the manuscript that the reconstruction over the past 60 yrs before present (the years 1890 − 1950 CE) is probably not robust because of the small number of datasets that go into the reconstruction over that time frame. Specifically, we concluded this based on several lines of evidence.
Regarding the SH reconstruction: It is the same situation, and again we do not think the last 60 years of our Monte Carlo reconstruction are robust given the small number and resolution of the data in that interval.
Paragraph 4 from the paper is below. Did you catch that the primary finding of the paper is "clearly stated" to be "probably not" statistically significant?
|The paper also shows the bogus Marcott hockey stick blade "occurred" 50 years prior to Mann's bogus hockey stick blade