Don Easterbrook has produced a response to my post on his hiding of the incline. Rather than correct his misuse of a graph of Holocene temperatures from Global Warming Art, Easterbrook has the cheek to call Gareth Renowden’s correct identificiation of his source “an outright, contemptible lie”. Renowden busts him again by showing an earlier version of the graph that Easterbrook claims did not come from Global Warming Art.
Look at Easterbrook’s and the original version side by side:
|Easterbrook’s graph||Original graph at global warming art|
You’ll notice that Easterbrook’s version does not have the indication of where temperatures were in 2004, instead indicating that current temperatures are almost one whole degree lower than they really are.
There is another difference between the two graphs — the temperature scal is on the opposite side of the graph, so it is perhaps conceivable that Easterbrook started with an earlier version of the GW Art graph, one that did not have the idication of 2004 temperatures. In that case, the incorrect baseline would be the product of incompetence rather than dishonesty, with Easterbrook failing to notice that the endpoint of the temperature reconstruction is over one hundred years ago.
But have a closer look at the “2004″ and the corresponding region in Easterbrook’s graph:
Notice how part of the green curve has been erased? Easterbrook was a bit sloppy when he erased the inconvenient “2004″ from the graph and accidently took out part of the green curve as well. That’s research misconduct and Easterbrook should be sanctioned by Western Washington University.
And note that Easterbrook wasn’t just some obscure presenter at the Heartland Conference. Fox news chose Easterbrook’s presentation as the most important in the whole conference.