I once had a short Email series with Tom Wigley. I asked him for an email interview. I even gave his the final word on whether it would be published. He agreed, right up until the time he got my questions. Never heard from him again. One of my questions was concerning his paper showing hurricanes increasing compared to the 1970. I asked why he didn’t go back to the 50’s. The answer was obvious.
But their graph is complete BS. The blue line below shows the actual thermometer data. The post 1970’s hockey stick is 100% political BS, and has nothing to do with the climate or science