By Mark Steyn (editor), Mark Steyn, Josh
The "hockey stick" graph of world temperatures is the one such a lot 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 worldwide 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 means of a few of the world's most outstanding scientists. during this riveting ebook, Mark Steyn has compiled the concepts of the world's scientists, of their personal phrases, on hockey-stick writer 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 vigorous younger researchers on either side of the controversy research the hockey inventory and the broader weather wars it helped release.
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In this case, Mann is suing me for defamation. I’d like to win that case - because losing it would be the worst setback for free speech in America in the half-century since New York Times vs Sullivan. But as important a goal for me is lifting the climate of fear that Mann and his fellow enforcers have imposed on a critical field of science and in the broader sphere of public policy. The ugly retaliation that the climate mullahs use against anyone who steps out of line - as we’ll see later in the hockey-sticking of distinguished Swedish scientist Lennart Bengtsson - ought to appall any real man of science.
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. His latest book is The [Un]documented Mark Steyn, and his latest album is Goldfinger, which includes what Ted Nugent calls Steyn’s “killer” version of “Cat Scratch Fever”. PROLOGUE “A colossal mistake” DR JERRY D MAHLMAN, PHD (1940-2012) Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton.
In court his argument was a straightforward appeal to authority: Why, all these eminent acronymic bodies, from the EPA and NSF and NOAA even unto HMG in London, have proved that all criticisms of Mann are false and without merit. So I certainly expected them to file briefs on his behalf - and, given that Mann sees this as part of a broader “war on science” by well-funded “deniers”, I also expected briefs from the various professional bodies: the National Academy of Sciences, the American Physical Society, the Royal Society, etc.
"A Disgrace to the Profession" by Mark Steyn (editor), Mark Steyn, Josh