Is dendroclimatology a science?

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on April 13, 2009

You're probably asking yourself what the heck is dendroclimatology? Well, it's the study of tree rings to determine past climate. It's one of the key tools that the AGW alarmists use to show that it was cooler way back then than it is now -- and it's all our fault.

You might have learned back in elementary school that by using tree rings, you can tell how many years old a tree is. Well, it also turns out you can tell what the temperature was.


You'd think that it might measure rainfall. Or nitrogen in the ground. Or heck, even CO2.

But these scientists are using it to measure temperature.

Or so they say.

But it turns out they don't use all of the trees. Just some.

How do they choose?

Well, you shouldn't be surprised.

However as we mentioned earlier on the subject of biological growth populations, this does not mean that one could not improve a chronology by reducing the number of series used if the purpose of removing samples is to enhance a desired signal. The ability to pick and choose which samples to use is an advantage unique to dendroclimatology.

In other words, "science" allows them to pick and choose their data to enhance "signal." But how do they know what's the signal and what's the noise?

When you've got a predetermined outcome...well, you figure it out.


To put Bruen in context, we've now had about as many decisions striking down laws on Second Amendment grounds in the *3 months* since Bruen as we had in the nation as a whole in the *60 years* preceding Heller, according to research from @adamwinkler in 2006.

Yet another example of how antigunners would prefer more gun-related deaths if the alternative is a pro-gun group getting some bit of credit for reducing them.

A cartoon that teaches kids gun safety is offensive now? I don't think any TV network carries Eddie Eagle. Only way a

Jonas Edwards-Jenks @Jonas_EJ

"Founder @shannonrwatts of @MomsDemand asserts that Eddie Eagle is 'a propaganda tool, similar to Joe Camel in marketing cigarettes to kids.' Her critique is painfully plausible."

Makes me embarrassed to be a 'scientist', whatever that means anymore

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