Are the Tiljander proxies calibratable to the instrumental temperature record, 1850-1995?
Reader Alex Harvey copied his submission to RealClimate.org as a comment to the just-prior post at this blog, "The Tiljander Data Series Appear Again, This Time in a Sea-Level Study." Some time later, it was allowed into RealClimate's "2000 Years of Sea Level" at position 22. The second of Harvey's two points concerned the use of Tiljander:
The study has also been criticised on various blogs for using “one of the multiproxy reconstructions that employed theRealClimate's moderators snipped the comment as shown.
four (actually three) uncalibratable Tiljander lakebed sediment data series” e.g. http://amac1.blogspot.com/2011/06/tiljander-data-series-appear-again-this.html..
Prof. Mann offered this inline commentary --
[Response: No. Just more of the usual deception from dishonest mud-slingers. More on that in short order. -Mike]