By Mark Steyn (editor), Mark Steyn, Josh
The "hockey stick" graph of worldwide temperatures is the only so much influential icon within the global-warming debate, promoted by means of the UN's transnational weather forms, featured in Al Gore's Oscar-winning motion picture, utilized by governments all over the world to promote the Kyoto Accord to their electorate, and proven to impressionable schoolchildren from kindergarten to graduation.
And but what it purports to "prove" is disputed and denied by way of a number of the world's most outstanding scientists. during this riveting publication, Mark Steyn has compiled the recommendations of the world's scientists, of their personal phrases, on hockey-stick author Michael E Mann, his stick and their harm to technological know-how. From Canada to Finland, Scotland to China, Belgium to New Zealand, from venerable Nobel Laureates to full of life younger researchers on either side of the controversy research the hockey inventory and the broader weather wars it helped release.
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My Big question Why did MBH1999 not use North american temperatures to calibrate north american tree ring data?? Then the following jump was made: the ITRDB Principal component#1 doesn’t show a medieaval warm period therefore the average northern hemisphere (average globe) must not show a MWP. And the hockestick [sic] was born. Hans E18 And so it began. ~Mark Steyn is the author of the international bestsellers America Alone and After America, as well as the acclaimed theatrical classic Broadway Babies Say Goodnight.
He chose a statistical method that, as the US National Research Council noted rather primly, “tends to bias the shape of the reconstructions”. Furthermore, the scientists who actually collected the tree-ring data that Mann cannibalized insist they’re primarily an indicator of CO2 fertilization, not temperature. At the IPCC level, he maintained his bias against anything that contradicted his hypothesis. As Professor John Christy testified to Congress, Mann “misrepresented the temperature record of the past thousand years by (a) promoting his own result as the best estimate, (b) neglecting studies that contradicted his, and (c) amputating another’s result so as to eliminate conflicting data”.
Mann’s view is that le climat, c’est moi. And he means it. Nevertheless, Mr Liebreich pushed back at the charge that he was “AGAINST climate science”: Nope. I’m against abuse of academic power just as I am against abuse of any power. 12 Mann himself decided to weigh in at this point and took time off from whining about all the one-star reviews of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars to recommend that Liebreich “should read my book”13. Mr Liebreich responded: @MichaelEMann I’ve read #HSCW …and #Climategate emails.
"A Disgrace to the Profession" by Mark Steyn (editor), Mark Steyn, Josh