Is this the “trick” Phil Jones talked about using to hide a “decline” in data that he didn’t want getting out? So says the UK’s Daily Mail.
It appears from the article that the “trick” was to cut off the green line when it went behind the other lines so the dramatic decline found in tree ring analyses would be eliminated. Other information that the above article claims was hidden includes the fact that today’s temperatures aren’t unusually high. They were apparently the same around 1000 CE, when no cars or factories were pumping CO2 into the air. The Daily Mail claims this comes from several scientists who helped draft the ICPP’s statements regarding the modern era as the warmest in the last 1300 years. If this is true, it’s an interesting development.