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"A Disgrace to the Profession" by Mark Steyn (editor), Mark Steyn, Josh

By Mark Steyn (editor), Mark Steyn, Josh

The "hockey stick" graph of world temperatures is the only such a lot influential icon within the global-warming debate, promoted via the UN's transnational weather paperwork, 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 few of the world's most outstanding scientists. during this riveting publication, 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 full of life younger researchers on each side of the talk research the hockey inventory and the broader weather wars it helped release.

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DR EDUARDO ZORITA, PHD Senior Scientist at the Institute for Coastal Research in Germany. Former Head of the Department of Paleoclimate at the GKSS Research Centre, and Associate Researcher at the Laboratory of Dynamic Oceanography and Climatology at Pierre and Marie Curie University. Author of peer-reviewed papers published in Science, Nature Climate Change, The Holocene, The Journal of Climate and other journals, and member of the editorial boards of Climate Change, Climate of the Past and Climate Research.

4) Hans von Storch and Steve McIntyre have shown the courage of their convictions. The names Dr Tennekes mentions may not be known to all: Stephen McIntyre is the Toronto mining engineer who received, as did every Canadian, a pamphlet from the government with a prominent reproduction of Mann’s graph. To Ottawa, the hockey stick was the easiest way to sell Canadians on the need for the Kyoto Accord. When Mr McIntyre saw it, it reminded him of the type of prospectus he’d seen many times in the mining industry, and which often turned out to be too good to be true.

Dr Campbell conceded that, hockey-wise, it was no longer 200139: Things have changed and we at Te Papa have not made any effort to respond to those changes. Now is the time to do so… We shall revisit this exhibit in the next few weeks and see what we can do. With his graph assiduously promoted to every corner of the earth, Mann’s self-regard shot up as dramatically as his hockey stick. One of the most bizarre aspects of his personality is his apparent belief that he is a Nobel Laureate, as boldly declared in his press materials, his book jackets, and even in the court filings of his current libel suit, where he accuses the defendants of the hitherto unknown crime of “defamation of a Nobel Prize recipient”40.

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