Steve says -
I don’t entirely understand why any dendro(chronologist) would feel so threatened by discussing things like the connection of linear mixed effects models to the construction of tree ring chronologies that they would refuse to participate in such a session, but hey – it’s climate science. They’d rather avoid criticism than confront it.
That doesn't sound like science -more like the inner chamber of priests of the climate order.
But hey, it's a post-modern world -
Shit is art
Religion is science
Socialism is compassion
Environmentalists are saints
and worldwide impoverishment to be imposed under the aegis of U.N. climate conventions is salvation for the mankind.