Does Loehle actually refute Mann in any way?

In a recent answer, Eric C made this statement regarding the graph of Loehle 2008: "How is the graph provided by Spencer (which he also provides a link to the new study) any different that the updated one in Loehle's new study? It still does not look like anything like Mann's hockey... show more In a recent answer, Eric C made this statement regarding the graph of Loehle 2008:

"How is the graph provided by Spencer (which he also provides a link to the new study) any different that the updated one in Loehle's new study? It still does not look like anything like Mann's hockey stick"

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Update: Here's a well known graphic showing paleoclimate for the last 2000 years: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/2000_Year_Temperature_Comparison.png In this graph, Mann et. al. 1999 (the famous "hockey stick" graph) is in blue, and the updated Mann & Jones 2003 in light... show more Here's a well known graphic showing paleoclimate for the last 2000 years:
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In this graph, Mann et. al. 1999 (the famous "hockey stick" graph) is in blue, and the updated Mann & Jones 2003 in light yellow.

Here's the corrected, weighted mean graph from Loehle 2008, which, claims Eric C. "doesn't look anything like" Mann.
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Here's Loehle's study superimposed on Mann at the same scale:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2666/3914...

Does Loehle's study in any way refute Mann's conclusion (now the conventional wisdom) that the current climate is warmer than at any time in the past 2000 years?
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