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    Climate science has serious consequences. Rather than go back over all this old history of who did what, why not try to catch up with the current state of the art? (see http://www.dailykos.com/... href="http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2010/11/14/920405/-Hockey-Stick-and-Climategate-Revisited"&g t; especially the recent JASA paper and discussion link within that.

    The whole hockey-stick business is something of a red herring. The core of the relevant climate science is the combination of recent data and physics-based theory, which is what makes predictions for the future. To the extent that there are now serious proper analyses of the historical proxy data, they provide no reason at all to question the expected predictions or even their estimated error bars.

    Arguing about who swiped what, etc., at this point subtly demeans the seriousness of the issue.

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