Auditing the auditor, or Dr. Once-ler tree hater
Everyone knows that Steve McIntyre hates trees and dendrologists, but now it appears he is clear cutting his blog.
Following comments over at Deltoid, it appears that the Lorax, an awkward Dr. Suess character and tree defender, has been disappeared down the Climate Audit memory hole although his smile still exists in the comments. The Nightingale (Jimmy) sings at Tim's Place
Eli has sent Ethon over to demand all the raw data, the code and a complete map of the Climate Audit memory hole.
Re #41 and the related comments about the absence of the Lorax thread over on Climate Audit.
I was enjoying watching McIntyre's responses to the awkward questions that were evolving there and, like others, thought it very strange that the entire thread was wiped. I wrote my first post on their site to ask where it had gone (no hint of my thoughts on the subject and I didn't include the link to my Helium site where I've posted pro-AGW articles).
It seems that the mere mention of Lorax is enough to frighten them off. I tried to post on their new Unthreaded topic with a general clarification of ENSO and it appears I'm banned. Received this message:
For McIntyre to whine about transparency and getting a fair go in the scientific community is hypocrisy of the highest order.
Join our campaign to free the Lorax.
UPDATE: It looks like great chunks of the Lorax Chronicles have been moved to an unthreaded thread but until Ethon gets all the data, the auditors auditor cannot issue a clean sheet.
UPDATE2: Gets even weirder. The story is now that someone identified Lorax and this became a serious issue. Whooo boy.
UPDATE3: For various and sundry reasons having to do with the comments below Eli has edited out otherwise reasonable comments by reasonable people. He asks forgiveness which may or may not be given. Whatever.