By Mark Steyn (editor), Mark Steyn, Josh
The "hockey stick" graph of world temperatures is the only so much influential icon within the global-warming debate, promoted through the UN's transnational weather paperwork, featured in Al Gore's Oscar-winning motion picture, utilized by governments worldwide to promote the Kyoto Accord to their voters, and proven to impressionable schoolchildren from kindergarten to graduation.
And but what it purports to "prove" is disputed and denied by means of a number of the world's most outstanding scientists. during this riveting booklet, Mark Steyn has compiled the suggestions of the world's scientists, of their personal phrases, on hockey-stick writer Michael E Mann, his stick and their harm to technology. From Canada to Finland, Scotland to China, Belgium to New Zealand, from venerable Nobel Laureates to lively younger researchers on either side of the controversy learn the hockey inventory and the broader weather wars it helped release.
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The truth about the hockey stick was always obvious to anyone who looked at it coolly and objectively. 27pm on a Yahoo discussion forum for climate skeptics, a Dutch doctorandus called Hans Erren posted a short note pointing out a few curiosities in Mann’s method: Dear Forum, Mann et al did the following: They compared North american treelines and the Principal component #1 of North American Treerings for the period 1400-1980. This was matched. Then they correlated North american tree rings with Northern hemisphere temperatures 1860-1980.
Get the picture? He believes in global warming. But he doesn’t believe in Michael Mann. 10 Amid the groupthink that is Big Climate, this was not the response Christian Thalacker expected to receive. He was outraged, and Tweeted back that he would be taking it up with Liebreich’s boss: Fyi: i’m letting Mike Bloomberg know IDENTITY FRAUD-Twitter at Bloomberg New Energy Finance11 And he did: @MikeBloomberg@BloombergLP Michael Liebreich, NEF Chairman AGAINST climate science? Get that? If you’re against Michael Mann you’re against climate science.
Lots of problems have been found out in the graph. The most glaring error in the hockey stick was that it did not show the Little Ice Age, which was significant. It did not show the Medieval Warm Period from the 8th to 12th century, which was also significant. There were errors in the use of the tree-ring data and also other errors. So today, most scientists dismiss the hockey stick. They do not consider the hockey stick graph to be a correct representation of the global mean temperature. Can that really be true - that most scientists “dismiss” the hockey stick?