The tale of the hockey stick

Or as an alternate title: “Why we find it difficult to trust certain climate scientists.” This posting by Bishop Hill, telling the tale of the nefarious temperature reconstruction known as the Michael Mann hockey stick, from start to present, is an excellent summation for the layman reader struggling to understand the entire affair and why…

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Spotless days: 400 and counting

The sun on 08/12/2008 just before midnight UTC – spotless As many of you know, the sun has been very quiet, especially in the last month. In a NASA news release article titled What’s Wrong with the Sun? (Nothing) solar physicist David Hathaway goes on record as saying: “It does seem like it’s taking a long…