Quote of the week #32 – hockeying up a zinger

You have to wonder, has Dr. Mann decided to pull a CYA in the face of Climategate, or is he just not cognizant of how ridiculous his statement is in the context of his past behavior?

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Since “Climategate” Dr. Michael Mann has been on a nonstop media blitz. It seems he’s given dozens if not hundreds of interviews since the story broke on November 19th. It seem obvious that he’ll talk to anyone in an effort to get his point across. Up until this one interview, the message has been consistent with much of what he’s said and done in the past. That is, until this zinger.

In an interview given to The Morning Call, Dr. Mann was able to alienate both sides of the debate with a single sentence:

“I would call them contrarians or, frankly in some cases, climate change deniers,” he said. “I’m a skeptic. When I see a scientific claim being made, I want to see it subject to scrutiny and validation.”

Climatician, heal thyself. Start with a mirror.

Yet, while saying things like:

“I wish in retrospect I had told him, ‘Hey, you shouldn’t even be thinking about this,’” [reference to deleting emails]

… when his own work is subject to “scrutiny”, he has to resort to FTP data folders labeled “censored“. Look at what happens when that Mann “censored” data is used.

Here’s the complete interview transcript.

You know, The Daily Call only has one side of the story. They really should interview Steve McIntyre or Ross McKittrick next. Their contact page is helpful for such requests.

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156 Responses to Quote of the week #32 – hockeying up a zinger

  1. kim says:

    However he spells ‘skeptic’, I think I’ll spell it the other way.
    ===========

  2. Richard M says:

    I’m sure Dr. Mann believes he has done nothing wrong … but I suspect the same was true of [snip - lets not use that comparison here] The human mind can fool itself easily.

  3. Dermot O'Logical says:

    “I’m a skeptic”

    Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. We’re still waiting on the evidence for THAT claim.

  4. Henry chance says:

    Mann is both troubled and confused.
    The rapidfire scheduling of interviews is a cover for insecurity issues.
    That is the total point of the warmist ideology. They crave acceptance and validation of fellow extremists. Now that their boat is sinking, Mann is appealing for sympathy and playing victum to get it.
    Mann is exposed and trying to save face.

    His desire to “subject it to scrutiny and Validation” Actually means peer review and personal validation.
    He indicated in the e-mails that “peer review” was the insiders group that predictably brown nosed each other and shunned folks that raised questions.

    Cheating hurts his club.

  5. STEPHEN PARKER says:

    yesterdays mann

  6. Sean Peake says:

    “I am not a crook.”

  7. Rick K says:

    One Mann’s quote is another man’s “Quote of the Week!”

  8. hunter says:

    The Manniac school of fear mongering is falling apart, and the person responsible is Mann himself.

  9. I’m happy to use anything to help the Hockey Stick fall apart. The fact that this comes from one of its co-creators is perhaps indicative of the personality-type that Establishment climate science in its present form attracts.

  10. Steve Goddard says:

    I’m always curious how these people correlate small changes in sea level with CO2 from fossil fuels. That is quite a stretch, given that sea level has increased over 100 metres in the last 20,000 years.

  11. Vincent says:

    Mann has said nothing different in this interview than what he has always said: humans are dangerously warming the planet, hurricanes are becoming stronger, temperatures are higher than ever in the last 1,000 years, polar bears are threatened and the atoll islands are doomed.

    Once a Mann, always a Mann.

  12. Rich Day says:

    Someone really needs to send Mann a 2010 calendar. April Fool’s Day is on Thursday.

  13. Gary says:

    Oh, the comments here are priceless. Stephen Parker wins.

  14. David Ball says:

    They are interviewing only the criminals and NO ONE else. This is the largest scientific hoax of all time and the media remains asleep. On the bright side, all the interviews that Mann has given since the release of the emails have done nothing to change anyones mind. The true believers still believe and we still do not have voice. What is very funny is that they seem to be blaming the skeptics and blogs like this one for the failure of their predictions. It would have nothing to do with them being wrong, would it?

  15. pesadilla says:

    This article is on a par with the recent article written by Dr Pachuari.(In the Guardian)
    Neither article is worthy of debate in my opinion and i regret taking the time to read them both.However, as a skeptic, i will continue to read all available material because i hope that i am open to persuasion. My current position, based on all the information that i have consumed is that of a raving skeptic who is outraged by what i deduce to be going on. The name, DENMARK and the word ROTTEN immediately spring to mind.

  16. Jimbo says:

    “I’m a skeptic. When I see a scientific claim being made, I want to see it subject to scrutiny and validation.” M. Mann

    Isn’t that what McKitrick and McIntyre have and are still trying to do? Why Mann doesn’t offer up data willingly means even he knows he’s been up to no good.

    Meanwhile ther rest of us are deniers. Deniers of what may I ask? As for the validation all we get are failed predictions & forecasts.

  17. David Ball says:

    Dr. Ball’s latest on groupthink. Posted here because Dr. Mann is involved. http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/21463

  18. wws says:

    How dare you question a Living God!!!!

  19. pat says:

    Exactly my impression when I read this. Mann, a perpetrator of the hoax now calls himself a skeptic who merely follows the data. Hmmmm.

  20. David Ball says:

    The Omega Mann ?

  21. T.J. says:

    Its good to see than Mann is all about transparency and replication:
    “When I see a scientific claim being made, I want to see it subject to scrutiny and validation.”

    I’m glad he’s seen the light. No doubt now he’ll apologize for his past obstructionism and release all of his raw data and codes.

    Hmm.. now I’M the one who’s skeptical…

  22. Tom G(ologist) says:

    This is my hometown newspaper, and, believe me, a letter to the editor is in the offing already.

  23. kim says:

    Sitting in his No Mann’s Land.
    ================

  24. John of Upton says:

    Mann for all seasons ?

  25. Simon says:

    I think you have all mis-heard him, what he actually said was;

    “I’m Spartacus”

    which he can’t be because obviously ” I’m Spartacus”

  26. Enneagram says:

    Perhaps he really is a believer: He faithfully believes. We should calm him down by saying: “Yeah buddy, just don´t worry, you are right, you are a sage and not only that but a prophet who has came down from above to this world to warn us not to behave bad against climate”
    Then ask him: “Wanna a drink?” (with a pill in it, of course). That´s all! and take him to the asylum.

  27. Steve in SC says:

    rectal linear

  28. Tony, Ph.D. says:

    Mr. Mann,

    Bad science is bad science no matter how you try to spin it.

  29. Sharon says:

    Will he never learn to Shut-the-H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks-UP !?!

  30. Phillip Bratby says:

    Piltdown Mann?

  31. Liam says:

    Wow, he is slippery! Whenever asked a question that he could be picked up on he doesn’t answer with his personal opinion but sidesteps, referring to IPCC reports or others saying XYZ. When asked about something that could be tested by objective observation in the near future he says he doesn’t make predictions, but he makes numerous predictions when its something in the distant future or not easily testable.

  32. Luboš Motl says:

    When we think about Mann’s spelling of the skeptics he belongs to, we should ask which of them is correct?

    I think that Mr Mann only belongs to the intersection of the groups of skeptics and sceptics – i.e. he has the properties that skeptics and sceptics have in common. He is a septic.

    Acknowledgements:

    Thanks to the Wikipedia fraudster William Connolley for inspiration.

  33. Alan the Brit says:

    Now, as I understand it form icecore data, at least the last three interglacials over the last 400,000 years, were considerably warmer than today by at least 5°C, so why does Mann choose to use an example of100 million years ago?

    A BBC Horizon programme a few years ago talked about the causes of mass extinction several hundred million years ago of 95% of all life as a result of a fairly rapid rise in global temps of 10°C. Theory upon theory was aired in the show, but none seemed to be complete, but they eventually plumped for one whereby the Siberian basalt volcanic eruptions raised the global temperature by 5°C, (Earth would have been in Pangea at that time) but which was insufficient to cause mass extinction in itself, but in turn would cause the melt of methane clathrates beneath the sea which it was claimed would cause a further 5°C rise in temperatures, thus causing the mass extinction. I am guessing that theory has been ditched in light of the previous para? I am no expert!

  34. John Blake says:

    Meet Der Grosse Herr Professor Michael Mann, New Creationist prophet of biblical proportions. If something rather than nothing exists, it couldn’t have “just happened”, could it? By necessity an All-powerful Old Man with White Whiskers dwelling beyond space-and-time, stirring the quantum pot with a relativistic finger, is a force of destiny akin to Anthropogenic Global Warming (sic). Facts, objective rationality, need not detain us, for the science, she is settled. Mama mia!

    As for testable hypotheses, falsifiable experiments, disinterested replication of results not just in hindsight but in future time-frames: Fuhgeddabudit. FOIA, puh-leeze… we got grant applications to fill out. My good buddies Hansen and Jones have a whole bunch a’ new tricks up their sleeves.

  35. Edmund Burke says:

    O.T. But has anyone noticed the Arctic ice coverage. It is at it’s highest since 2003 despite the “record Feb high anomalies” concentrated in the Arctic region.

    Shome mishtake shurely.

  36. OceanTwo says:

    He’s just trying to Mann up.

  37. F. Ross says:

    “I’m a skeptic. When I see a scientific claim being made, I want to see it subject to scrutiny and validation.”

    Hah! It is to laugh.

    Can’t wait to hear McIntyre’s & McKittrick’s responses.

  38. Steve Keohane says:

    Time we send a Mann to the moon?

  39. thethinkingman says:

    Presumably sometime soon a hotshot lawyer is going to see the Billions of Dollars that can be made off of lawsuits against these lying hucksters.

    The only surprising thing is that it hasn’t happened already. The victims, all of us, just need to coalesce around a point of attack that the Citizens of anywhere can identify with.

    Proof of duplicity is everywhere and starting with Pachauri, Mann and Jones would yield some positive returns.

  40. Ryan says:

    Let’s put it this way: “The guy has ‘issues’”

  41. Cassandra King says:

    Man made global warming or Mann made global warming?
    I think man made global warming fits the theory perfectly only not in the way the theorys proponents describe.
    They started with a theoretical model which perfectly aligned itself to a socio political narrative, because those who saw AGW as a pefect vehicle to enact this new socio political model had the control of the purse strings it provided compliant scientists with generous funding to supply evidence to back the theory up.
    The temptation to find evidence where none exists can be almost irresistable when continued funding depends on finding those links and proofs, we all know that when the rewards are high enough most of us will justify almost anything to ourselves and others.
    The essence of the AGW theory is that it became a perfect vehicle for a political narrative and as such the temptation to make the evidence fit the theroy became just too tempting, too much money became available too quickly to scientists starved of funding, he who pays the piper calls the tune. The moral of the story is simple and frankly the lessons of history have already shown us the dangers, science and politics should never be mixed.
    Unless we learn from the mistakes of histroy we are doomed to repeat them until we do learn those lessons.

  42. Mike D. says:

    As the ship sinks, the rats start to paddle furiously.

  43. MangoChutney says:

    With apologies to the Beatles (and all lovers of music):

    He’s a real nowhere Mann,
    Sitting in his Dendro Land,
    Making all his warming plans
    for nobody.

    Clearly has a point of view,
    Knows not where he’s taking you,
    Isn’t he a bit like you and me?

    Nowhere Mann please listen,
    You don’t know what you’re missing,
    Nowhere Mann, the world ain’t at your command!

    He’s as blind as he can be,
    Just sees what he wants to see,
    Nowhere Mann can you see me at all?

    Nowhere Mann, don’t worry,
    Take your time, don’t hurry,
    Leave it all till somebody else
    lends you a hand!

    Clearly has a point of view,
    Knows not where he’s taking you,
    Isn’t he a bit like you and me?

    Nowhere Mann please listen,
    you don’t know what you’re missing
    Nowhere Mann, the world ain’t at your command!

    He’s a real Nowhere Mann,
    Sitting in his Nowhere Land,
    Making all his nowhere plans
    for nobody.
    Making all his nowhere plans
    for nobody.
    Making all his nowhere plans
    for nobody!

    /Mango

  44. Oldseadog says:

    To a layman, all this looks quite plausable.
    And that is a worry.

  45. MangoChutney says:

    kim (08:57:01) :

    Sitting in his No Mann’s Land

    Apologies Kim, I’ve only just spotted your post

    /Mango

  46. Enneagram says:

    The next new-age science fiasco on TV:
    http://webcast.cern.ch/lhcfirstphysics/

  47. Pingo says:

    I’ve seen a number of alarmists recently claiming they are sceptics, see the likes of Boleslas Broda and Lazarus on Paul Hudson’s BBC Blog. It seems a new strategy to confuse the media as to who the AGW heretics are.

  48. RockyRoad says:

    Perhap’s Mann’s skepticism comes from realization that something else far surpasses CO2 as the cause of Global Warming:

    http://www.seanbonner.com/blog/archives/piratesarecool.jpg

    (Of course, such a staggering correlation has to be adjusted for the divergence caused by all those new recruits from Somalia.)

  49. Janice says:

    MANN-OF-WARmth

  50. kim says:

    MangoChutney 9:42:44

    The only thing you need to apologize for is brilliantly outshining my contribution.
    ========

  51. Charles. U. Farley says:

    The media is not asleep, they’re part of the plot.

  52. D. King says:

    “I’m a skeptic. ….”

    I want to be a Fireman or a Spaceman when I grow up.

  53. Milwaukee Bob says:

    Come now all,

    You know he’s definitely a mann’s man.

    Hmm, why does that seam like a contradiction of terms?

    and besides, he’s got nothing else to do.

  54. Henry chance says:

    Enron leaders were toast.
    They deprived stake holders of
    “honest and best services”

    Mann was nasty in
    1 Refusing to respond to FOIA requests
    2 Colluded to keep unfriendly articles from being printed or even peer reviewed
    3 Cherry picked the proxies to support his hypothesis.

  55. Fred says:

    Mann could claim he’s a Unicorn if he wants. Nothing he says will change the facts, change his history/legacy, change the Hockey Stick, change the emails.

    His best before date is past. He’s just doing the Duck & Cover thingy now.

  56. Alberta Slim says:

    I would like to see a debate: MM vs M&M
    [And I don't mean Marilyn Monroe vs Mork and Mindy]
    Madmann Mann would then have to PUT UP or SHUT UP.
    Can someone arrange this?

  57. Max Hugoson says:

    I think Charles cut someone’s reference to the “National Socialist Party” of Germany (1934-1945?)

    I would beg to differ with the poster in making that comparison and saying that people acting in this manner “thought they were right”.

    I recall a guard who beat Corrie Ten-Boom coming to her after the war and BEGGING forgiveness for his evil. I recalled a meeting between a British Colonel and a Japanese Captain who beat him mercilessly during WWII.

    The Japanese Captain said, “Every time I hit the Colonel, I KNEW I was evil and he was rigtheous!”

    I think we give Dr. Mann TOO MUCH SLACK in saying that “inside” he may not know what he does is “junk science”.

    Keep the $$$ coming folks!

    Max

  58. John Galt says:

    Richard M (08:11:04) :
    I’m sure Dr. Mann believes he has done nothing wrong … but I suspect the same was true of [snip - lets not use that comparison here] The human mind can fool itself easily.

    Think about the worst things people have done, particularly in the name of “progress.” How many of those people thought they were doing the right thing?

    Could it be… all of them?

    “You can’t make an omelet without breaking some eggs.” — Uncle Joe Stalin

  59. Big Al says:

    I agree that it is time for the 72 hour hold – for starters.

    Maybe he has been eating off aluminum too long.

    We need a strategic lawyer working for a foundation – the money has been squandered already on useless activities – so not enough is left for the greedy lawyers.

    The M.D.’s should find some great experimental material with Mann.

  60. Just The Facts says:

    First the Warmists co-opted the phrase “climate change” and now they’re coming after the “skeptic” label. All they need to do is redefine truth, facts, logic and honesty, and they will have spun themselves full circle…

  61. Toto says:

    Watch out for the six finger Mann.

  62. Wade says:

    “I’m a skeptic.”

    Sure you are. And I am the king of Siam.

  63. Erik says:

    Mann: “Ich bin ein Skeptic”

    Earth to Mann: “Right! – Pull the other one!”

  64. Bill D says:

    Climate change deniers? This makes my head explode, no one denies climate changes. I want someone to ask if he would put a percentage on the possibility of cooling vs warming and have they studied the effects of possible cooling?

  65. Kate says:

    I’ve heard of the “Stockholm Syndrome”, but is there such a thing as the “Copenhagen Syndrome”?

  66. Smokey says:

    Any time one of these rent-seeking scientists claims to be a skeptic, they should be asked to provide past documentation showing that they considered and researched other plausible reasons for their observations, such as natural climate variability. But no, it’s all alarmism, all the time. That’s where the government and NGO grant money goes. And skeptical scientists rarely get a dime of it.

    On scientific skepticism:

    It’s a kind of scientific integrity, a principle of scientific thought that corresponds to a kind of utter honesty – a kind of leaning over backwards. For example, if you’re doing an experiment, you should report everything that you think might make it invalid – not only what you think is right about it… Details that could throw doubt on your interpretation must be given, if you know them. You must do the best you can – if you know anything at all wrong, or possibly wrong – to explain it… In summary, the idea is to try to give all of the information to help others to judge the value of your contribution; not just the information that leads to judgment in one particular direction or another.
    ~ Prof Richard Feynman

    Michael Mann is no scientific skeptic. He is a paid propagandist with the job of alarming the populace by selling catastrophic AGW. And he is very well compensated. For example, he just received a grant of a half-million dollars for… what, exactly? For going on a speaking tour?

  67. geronimo says:

    From the beginning it has seemed to me that if anyone is going to be first to run for cover it will be Mann. He is a classic bully, with the concomitant attributes of running for cover when the going gets tough.

    Listen carefully for someone in the Hockey Team shouting, “Mann overboard!”

  68. RayG says:

    Rick K (08:20:44, I prefer “Quote of the weak.”

  69. Smokey says:

    Would a scientific skeptic write an email like this? :

    From: Michael E. Mann
    To: Phil Jones
    Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2003 08:14:49 -0500

    I think we have to stop considering “Climate Research” as a legitimate peer-reviewed journal. Perhaps we should encourage our colleagues in the climate research community to no longer submit to, or cite papers in, this journal. We would also need to consider what we tell or request of our more reasonable colleagues who currently sit on the editorial board…

    Also, true skeptics are generally not this incompetent: click

  70. Urederra says:

    duck season.
    rabbit season.

  71. John Whitman says:

    The future playout of climate science direction depends almost solely on those who disburse the funds for grants. It is those people who will decide if people like Mann, Jone, and many others of the old guard CAGW will continue as they have before.

    Mainly gov’ts, and some related NGO’s disburse the majority of grant funds. Have they changed their funding criteria since Climategate?

    That is the main issue before us.

    I see some change factors that should push the disbursers toward more balance in funding.

    But this needs to be a main focus for anyone wanting more balance in climate science going forward.

    John

  72. Ric Werme says:

    In the grocery store yesterday Discover had a pair of interviews looking at both sides of the debate. Mann was one, Judith Curry was the other. Now, I have no substantial complaint with Judith Curry, in fact I might send her a thank you note for her efforts calming down the rhetoric, but Mann + Curry is nowhere near balanced, and certainly not enough to make it worth sending some profit to Discover.

    IIRC, Mann claimed in it he discovered the AMO, my poking around led to Richard A Kerr [Kerr 2000] in http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/288/5473/1984 (I don’t have a subscription, my siblings do (or did), I may check with them.

    What role did Mann have in defining the AMO?

  73. crosspatch says:

    Well, when you have patronizing boobs like this one claiming that we are just too stupid and that democracy is a major problem having influence on government policy, is it any wonder we come to situations like this?

    Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change from radically impacting on our lives over the coming decades. This is the stark conclusion of James Lovelock, the globally respected environmental thinker and independent scientist who developed the Gaia theory.

    Globally respected by whom?

  74. Enneagram says:

    The actual MANNifest:
    A complete abandonment of fossil fuels within the next 30 years, which must include
    specific milestones for every 5-year period. We demand an immediate cut in GHG of
    industrialized countries of at least 40% compared to 1990 levels by 2020.
    • Recognition, payment and compensation of climate debt for the overconsumption of
    atmospheric space and adverse effects of climate change on all affected groups and people.
    • A rejection of purely market-oriented and technology-centred false and dangerous solutions
    such as nuclear energy, agro-fuels, carbon capture and storage, Clean Development Mechanisms, biochar, genetically “climate-readied” crops, geo-engineering, and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD), which deepens social and environmental conflicts.
    • Real solutions to climate crisis based on safe, clean, renewable, and sustainable use of natural resources, as well as transitions to food, energy, land, and water sovereignty.

    http://www.klimaforum09.org/IMG/pdf/A_People_s_Declaration_from_Klimaforum09_-_ultimate_version.pdf

  75. Peter says:

    A Mann for one season (summer)

  76. Marko says:

    Mann’s computer ‘algore’ithm produced a hockey stick shape 90% of the time when random numbers were used as input. I don’t understand how he expects his work to withstand any level of scrutiny at all.

    Sue them all.

  77. Bill Illis says:

    When Mann did his first post-Climategate interviews, he was hinting that other climate scientists should step up to the plate and defend him (even though he threw Phil Jones under the bus as fast he could in all those first interviews).

    Well, no one else has stepped up to defend him (which is why he has continued to give these interviews to everyone who asks). I wonder why he has no supporters left.

  78. kwik says:

    Smokey, you are the man! ( not mann, hehe )

    This post FORCED me to have a look at “Hide the decline” again.

    It is my response to Herr Mann;

    Its such a happy and joyful song!

  79. latitude says:

    ” “I’m a skeptic. When I see a scientific claim being made, I want to see it subject to scrutiny and validation.”

    translation:
    I’m a skeptic, and I believe in man made weather change, so it must be true.

  80. Al Gore's Holy Hologram says:

    If I was Irish I would do that long Irish laugh and thanks a million times.

  81. Micky C says:

    Eh is he really saying

    ‘I’m a skeptic (of actual science). When I see a scientific claim being made, I want to see it subject to scrutiny and validation…(because if it’s not climate science and doesn’t follow the rules it’s not science at all)

    I know you’re just kidding around Mike. Cheeky Monkey

    Ah well, I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree…

  82. George E. Smith says:

    Well the whitewashing process isn’t limited to Dr Mann, and his maybe misgivings.

    The latest issue of Scientific American has a full page Editorial by the Editor in Chief of SA, who embarks on a rambling dissertation trying to bolster the AGW doctrine.

    She starts by asserting (without proof) that 1000 e-mails were stolen from the University of East Anglia CRU; and made public. I’m sure SA will carry an article outlining the dastardly deed in all its Gorey details. Well maybe it will be the 50 years ago curiosity item in their 2060 April edition.(if there is one; to steal a comment from Winston Churchill (to George Bernard Shaw)).

    I’d still like to see even the faintest glimmer of a suggestion that indicates theft. (well nothing was actually taken was it ?)
    Madam editor goes on to whine about the collapse of Copenhagen; in its failure to enforce draconian measures of no apparent climate consequence on a crumbling economic condition.

    Of course there was no mention of such Jewels of wisdom such as Smokey posts above 10:50:00 ; nor of the incriminating code sections and comment that reveal how the conspirators “hide the decline”.

    She goes on to mutter something about “the preponderance of the evidence”.

    A wonderful principle for the civil courtroom; but never accepted for the Criminal case; nor for that matter, for the scientific case.

    Well SA, far greater minds than mine have offerend that it takes only a single no vote to trump a near infinity of yes votes in the search for scientific truth.

    Science does not advance by concensus; nor by the preponderance of the “evidence”; and specially when the evidence is mostly made up by computers; and not matched by observations in Gaia’s laboratory.

    As if her editorial pages are not enough room for the propaganda that this once proud magazine has become a purveyor of; there are some three major articles pushing the same line. Has anyone ever seen a contrarian article published in SA. There certainly are credible scientists or scientific teams, who can present cogent science that is contrary to the party line of the green left. They don’t try to whitewash the role played by rare GHG constituents of the atmosphere; nor do they try to promote them as the harbingers of doom.

    Scientists of the future who stumble across current papers about “Climate science” will have no trouble at all dating the publication dates of their rare finds; any 8th grade high school science student could do it.

    It is an axiom of “climate science” that observed “trends” in past climate are bipolar; sometimes exhibiting an upward trend, and sometimes displaying a downward trend; sooner or later it seems to change.
    Contrast this with the future trends predicted; excuse me; projected by the authors, that invariably show a monotonic future. Upwards, in the case of atmospheric CO2 and earth mean surface or lower tropospheric temperatures, or sea level; or perhaps downward in the case of Arctic Ocean ice extent, and thickness.

    So the publication date stands out like a sore thumb between the bipolar disorder of the past and the monotonic future of doomsday.

    One area where one may safely predict a monotonic downward trend, despite a rising global population; might be the subscription volume of that once great Journal; Scientific American.

    That trend will continue with the next lapse of my personal subscription; which goes back maybe 40 years or more.

  83. Hu Duck Xing says:

    “Once a Mann, always a Mann.”

    But never a Mensch!

  84. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:

    A good Mann is hard to find….

  85. rbateman says:

    Tell me this ain’t so:

    http://www.thefoxnation.com/global-warming/2010/03/29/global-warming-activist-freezes-death-antarctica

    Global Warming Activist Freezes to Death in Antarctica
    Famed global warming activist James Schneider and a journalist friend were both found frozen to death on Saturday, about 90 miles from South Pole Station, by the pilot of a ski plane practicing emergency evacuation procedures.

    “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing”, recounted the pilot, Jimmy Dolittle. “There were two snowmobiles with cargo sleds, a tent, and a bright orange rope that had been laid out on the ice, forming the words, ‘HELP-COLD’.”

    REPLY: This is a hoax article, everybody should ignore it. – Anthony

  86. sherlock says:

    “This is the largest scientific hoax of all time and the media remains asleep.”

    The media is not asleep, it is on guard… lest the truth be given a whisper of a chance to be heard.

  87. Paul S says:

    Dr Michael Mann, your next career move into futurology has good foundations…

  88. davidmhoffer says:

    OK, so I know what “man up” means aand what “man down” means and the “man-o-warmist” crack was hilarious. I even know what a “stick man” and I had thought that a “hockey stick mann” would just be a mann who makes hockey sticks. Turns out that is exactly right.

    But he doesn’t make real hockey sticks he only makes drawings that REPRESENT hockey sticks. They are virtual hockey sticks. They aren’t real and they can’t hurt you. Unless you print them and then you can get a paper cut. But nothing serious.

    For what ever reason though, he seems to have been paid in electronic funds which are also virtual, but unlike hockey stick graphs, can be exchanged for something tangible.

    When you can start with something that does not exist, and exchange it for something that does, you have invented magic so advanced that it is indistinguishable from science.

  89. Neo says:

    The Morning Call reporter did interview Steve McIntyre a few months ago.

  90. rbateman says:

    REPLY: This is a hoax article, everybody should ignore it. – Anthony

    Did the “pilot, Jimmy Doolittle” part sound a bit fishy to you?

    REPLY: I never got to that part, I started looking to see if it was on other news sources today, it wasn’t, which is a sure sign of a hoax. I suspect there will be a number of April fools type jokes for the next few days. – A

  91. the Rat says:

    FoxNation printed the story from EcoEnquirer, a parody/satire website. Their disclaimer. I wish Fox Nation would check this stuff out more. Still…funny

    EcoEnquirer’s

    DISCLAIMER
    All content on this site, being a mixture of parody, satire, and lame humor, is for entertainment purposes only. If any content is found to be offensive or objectionable in any way, please accept our apologies… but we also suggest that you get a life.

  92. Tim Clark says:

    Sean Peake (08:19:49) :
    “I am not a crook.”

    I did not have sex with that stick!

  93. Al Gored says:

    “When I see a scientific claim being made, I want to see it subject to scrutiny and validation.”

    Funny. Seriously funny.

    And Bernie Madoff demanded rigorous audits.

    But, in the spirit of Bill Clinton’s point that it all depends on what your definition of “is” is, note that Mann is referring to a “scientific claim.” Since none of his claims actually were scientific, they did not require and scrutiny or validation.

  94. Al Gored says:

    Paul S (12:19:58) wrote:

    “Dr Michael Mann, your next career move into futurology has good foundations…”

    Yes, of course. Why shouldn’t reading tree rings be just as valid as reading tea leaves?

  95. DirkH says:

    “davidmhoffer (12:20:04) :
    [...]
    When you can start with something that does not exist, and exchange it for something that does, you have invented magic so advanced that it is indistinguishable from science.”

    Mann’s magic is distinguishable from science so it’s not sufficiently advanced.

    BTW, some people called Dr. Mann “Herr Mann”… it occurs to me that Hansen, Schmidt and Mann are all familiar german surnames (the Hansen’s mostly in Hamburg as Hamburg was a founding city of the Hanse). I don’t think they’re a german fifth column. Probably they are just genetically predisposed to be attracted by disaster scenarios.

  96. RockyRoad says:

    Maybe they could set aside April 1 as Global Warming Day. How appropriate!

  97. bob alou says:

    Mann-fred Mann and the Warming Earth Band!

    Blinded by the Lies! and The Mighty Quinn

    (My apologies to Bob Dylan)

    Everybody’s building ships and boats
    Some are building monuments,
    others jotting down notes
    Everybody’s in despair, every girl and boy,
    But when Gore the Eskimo gets here,
    Everybody’s gonna jump for joy.

    Come on without
    Come on within
    You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Gore

    I like to go just like the rest,
    I like my sugar sweet
    But jumping queues and making haste just ain’t my cup of meat
    Everybody’s beneath the trees
    feeding pidgeons on a limb
    But when Gore the Eskimo gets here,
    all the pidgeons gonna run to him.

    Come all without
    Come all within
    You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Gore
    Come all without
    Come all within
    You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Gore

    Let me do what I wanna do,
    I can’t decide ‘em all
    Just tell me where to put ‘em
    and I’ll tell you who to call
    Nobody can get no sleep
    there’s someone on everyone’s toes
    But when Gore the Eskimo gets here,
    everybody’s gonna wanna doze

    Come all without(just singin a song)
    Come all within(everybody)
    You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Gore(I wanna hear you sing!)

    Come all without
    Come all within (here he comes now)
    You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Gore (let’s come on and sing)

    Come all without (just singin a song)
    Come all within (everybody)
    You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Gore

    Come all without
    Come all within
    You’ll not see nothing like the Mighty Gore

  98. Stephan says:

    Some of the drivel being put on the accuweather “global warming ” site is really funny!
    “Ice Sheet Loss Spreading up the Greenland Coast” are they losing the plot? there posting seem to be getting more and more ridiculous…

  99. Mike Lallatin says:

    The broadly spread reality, is that only MM et al get favorably presented in MSM, and honest objectivity is not a basic componant of the moral compass of too many of us on any side of any issue. MM can do quite well preaching to the choir. Our side is growing, though we are not immune from that same flaw. The caliber of comments on most threads on WUWT is generally several orders of magnitude above just about any other site I frequent.

  100. the Rat says:

    quote: James Sexton (13:07:14) :

    Here’s one that’s not a hoax!!!
    http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2010/03/29/achtung-germans-giving-global-warming/

    I guess the German’s are starting sing the Who song Won’t get fooled again…

    Then I’ll get on my knees and pray
    We don’t get fooled again
    Don’t get fooled again
    No, no!

    Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    Meet the new boss
    Same as the old boss

  101. Chris says:

    I can’t believe no one has written this:

    Smell like a man, mann!

    (old spice commercial for those across the pond)

  102. Paul S says:

    “Al Gored (12:50:38) :

    Paul S (12:19:58) wrote:

    “Dr Michael Mann, your next career move into futurology has good foundations…”

    Yes, of course. Why shouldn’t reading tree rings be just as valid as reading tea leaves?”

    When Orion enters it’s 3rd phase and the planets Venus and Mars next align, I’ll let you know!

  103. brent says:

    The Prophet Lovelock says humans are too stupid so we must give up democracy

    James Lovelock: Humans are too stupid to prevent climate change

    One of the main obstructions to meaningful action is “modern democracy”, he added. “Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while.”
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/mar/29/james-lovelock-climate-change

    James Lovelock on the value of sceptics and why Copenhagen was doomed
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/blog/2010/mar/29/james-lovelock

  104. rbateman says:

    RockyRoad (12:58:06) :

    DST should be set to April 1 and October 31.
    Why not make a joke out of a joke?
    So when you go to bed on April 1, you set your clock ahead 1 hour, and when you get up on April 2, you set your clock back 1 hour.
    Vice-versa for Oct 31/Nov 1.

  105. Grant says:

    mannipulate

  106. George E. Smith says:

    [snip - let's clean it up folks]

  107. the Rat says:

    Michael’s truth is;
    a Manntra, MannMade, Mannufactured, Mannipulated, Manngled, Mannhandled,

    [snip]

  108. sleeper says:

    “I’m a skeptic…”

    Yeah, and I’m an astronaut.

  109. Ed Murphy says:

    Something I found interesting…

    nsf.gov – National Science Foundation (NSF) News – Pollution from Asia Circles Globe at Stratospheric Heights – US National Science Foundation (NSF)

    http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=116642&org=NSF&from=news

  110. Enneagram says:

    We must recognize his faithful stubborness on defending his HOLY HOCKEYSTICK will make it a real symbol of the Global Warming Church, the same as tribal totems.

  111. Pat Moffitt says:

    Dr. Mann’s statement with respect to mosquitos especially those (Anopheles) that carry yellow fever and malaria being killed by cold winters- is flat out WRONG. Malaria was epidemic to most states in the US (as well as northern Europe) until the 1940s when the application of DDT and public health efforts eradicated malaria as a significant threat. The link shows CDCs maps of the US malarial areas over the last hundred or so years http://www.cdc.gov/malaria/history/eradication_us.htm.. Six US presidents contracted malaria– our capitol being in Washington was argued against because the area was viewed as a “malarial swamp.” The Anopheles mosquito’s range currently includes vast areas of the US, Canada, northern Europe and Asia. Areas far colder than any winter condition found in PA. Malaria is not a tropical disease – it is confined to the tropics simply due to the tropic’s poverty. If the US returns to a similar financial state malaria will return as well since the mosquito that carries it still thrives here. Dr Mann is disingenuous citing West Nile -it is recent and invasive in origin. There were also apocalyptic claims about West Nile when it was first identified.

  112. Enneagram says:

    What should worry us most: All global warmers/climate changers are all millionaires or billionaires. That is UNJUST!

  113. Brendan H says:

    “I’m a skeptic. When I see a scientific claim being made, I want to see it subject to scrutiny and validation.”

    I am also a sceptic, in that I want to see the evidence and arguments for a claim. And of course this way of thinking also applies to claims in other fields as well as science.

    Importantly, scepticism is also independent of the subject matter, so no one person or group can claim “ownership” of this stance.

  114. Enneagram says:

    Pat Moffitt (14:09:01) :And Malaria an Dengue are returning to every territory where these were erradicated, thanks to UN’s WHO.

  115. Simon Marsh says:

    “Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Mann After Midnight)” – ABBA

    Climate stars
    Find a warm end to the planet, with a fortune to win
    It’s so different from the frigid world I’m living in
    Tired of the cold
    I open the window and I gaze into the night
    But there’s nothing there to see, the temerature is -9

    there’s no warming out there
    no one to hear my prayer

    Gimme gimme gimme a Mann after midnight
    Won’t somebody help me chase the decline away
    Gimme gimme gimme a Mann after midnight
    Don’t let the blade of that stick fall away

  116. One small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mannkind!

  117. kwik says:

    Good grief….this Lovelock guy is wandering back and forth…

    Now he suddenly says the whole thing is a cock-up…

    http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2010/03/james-lovelock-on-value-of-sceptics-and.html

  118. davidmhoffer says:

    DirkH
    Mann’s magic is distinguishable from science so it’s not sufficiently advanced>>

    I beg to differ.
    Did he get a doctorate? Yes
    Did he get positions at major research institutes? Yes
    Did he get paid? Yes
    Did he get large research grants? Yes
    Did he get interviewed and quoted at length in the MSM? Yes

    “Sufficiently advanced” does not require that one fool all of the people all of the time :-)

  119. Thomas says:

    Has anyone heard this news. Professor James Schneider and a journalist colleague froze to death in the Antarctic. This is an example of scientists underestimating just how cold the Antarctic can get. That is a horrible cruel way to die though so I have to feel sorry for those guys. http://www.ecoenquirer.com/south-pole-tragedy.htm

    REPLY: it is a HOAX, ignore it – Anthony

  120. chasd says:

    A) Where were these sceptics (pun, get it?) when Bush was pushing WMD’s?

    B)Do these septics(sorry) know ANYTHING about science, or even watch Tv showing Greenland melting into the sea, Kilimanjaro’s glacier disappearing, Animals and insects moving north, icecap shrinking, permafrst melting,(BIG problem that one; Ocean becoming more acidic-(look up what that means), etc. ad infinatum. TV weather people are Hired for their knowledge of course, so me and Hansen and Gore and Moore are all after your money, or whatever.
    Of course it might get colder, if you want to wait a few thousand years.

    Oh-why is North UP?

  121. DirkH says:

    “kwik (14:56:20) :

    Good grief….this Lovelock guy is wandering back and forth…”

    Has he got a new book to sell?

  122. acementhead says:

    rbateman (11:53:30) :
    “Tell me this ain’t so:”

    http://www.thefoxnation.com/global-warming/2010/03/29/global-warming-activist-freezes-death-antarctica

    Global Warming Activist Freezes to Death in Antarctica
    Famed global warming activist James Schneider and a journalist friend were both found frozen to death on Saturday, about 90 miles from South Pole Station, by the pilot of a ski plane practicing emergency evacuation procedures.

    “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing”, recounted the pilot, Jimmy Dolittle.

    It ain’t so. “Jimmy Dolittle” tells you that. No need to read further. JD ran the Burma Hump operation I think.

  123. dave, exeter says:

    Everyone missed the comments on the bottom of the page??
    Heres a comment from a famous old Penn state attendee.

    I suggested in a speech off the Penn State Campus, but here in State College, that Penn State sponsor a series of debates on campus with some of the people Dr. Mann has called “contrarians” that are just as decorated as he is as far as academic credentials go ( Dr Roy Spencer, Dr. Richard Lindzen come to mind). As a degreed Penn State meteorologist (1978) I, and many of the alumni and FORMER FACULTY from that era do not buy into the co2 argument beyond a debatable point. If Dr. Mann is so sure, surely he can have “success with honor” as is Penn States motto by vanquishing his foes in debate. As of this writing, I have seen no evidence that any debates are being set up.
    Lord Chris Monckton has been after Al Gore for years and of course Gore wants no part of such thing. However the high minded such as Lindzen and Spencer do, and I would certainly hope, Dr. Mann would too, the chance to enlighten the public on this matter in a spirited joust. It would go a long way to informing people and perhaps bringing this into the open where it should be!
    It would also help clear the name of the university and make it look to be shining star to those of us
    that went there believe it to be. Perhaps I am more emotional, since as a former PSU wrestler, I spilled
    blood and sweat there, also.

    cheers
    Joe Bastardi Penn State, meteo, 1978

    WAY TO GO JOE B.
    keep punching joe..

  124. jorgekafkazar says:

    The heartbreak of proctocraniosis…

  125. 1DandyTroll says:

    @rbateman

    ‘REPLY: This is a hoax article, everybody should ignore it. – Anthony

    Did the “pilot, Jimmy Doolittle” part sound a bit fishy to you?’

    The fishy part was this:

    “Global Warming Activist Freezes to Death in Antarctica
    Famed global warming activist James Schneider”

    He’s neither famed nor would he go where no Mann has gone before.

  126. CRS, Dr.P.H. says:

    Thanks for this:

    kwik (14:56:20) :
    Good grief….this Lovelock guy is wandering back and forth…

    Now he suddenly says the whole thing is a cock-up…

    http://tomnelson.blogspot.com/2010/03/james-lovelock-on-value-of-sceptics-and.html

    “The great climate science centres around the world are more than well aware how weak their science is. If you talk to them privately they’re scared stiff of the fact that they don’t really know what the clouds and the aerosols are doing. They could be absolutely running the show. We haven’t got the physics worked out yet. One of the chiefs once said to me that he agreed that they should include the biology in their models, but he said they hadn’t got the physics right yet and it would be five years before they do.”

    In my experience, the climatologists (is that even a branch of science??) are at odds with astrophysicists, physicists of all kinds, geologists, biologists like me and meteorologists like Anthony.

    When they say “the science is settled,” apparently they mean the science according to the climatologists is settled! The rest of us have been screaming about this for years.

    Interesting times we live in….

  127. brent says:

    Can we really trust chief scientific officers?

    There was a time when, if you read a scientific scare story, you tended to put it down to the over-active imagination of a redtop journalist. No longer: nowadays it is outwardly sober government scientists who spin the biggest scares. They know they can get away with it because laymen have an irrational respect for words uttered by scientists.

    That much was proved by the 1963 Milgram experiment in which the Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram persuaded volunteers to administer a — simulated — potentially fatal electric shock to another human being when instructed to do so by a man in a white lab coat.

    It will be a good 50 years before anyone can make a definitive judgment on the biggest scientific scare of our times: climate change. But I can’t read the latest prediction for man-made flood and tempest without thinking of all those millions who have failed to die from swine flu and the other grim fates predicted by government scientists

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/article6982943.ece

  128. GixxerBoy says:

    Our Mann in Nirvana. In which the protagonist deceives his superiors in government about an imminent catastrophic threat, only to be awarded his nation’s highest prize.

    The Illustrated Mann. A science fiction classic, beginning with the simulation of a predatorial environment.

    The Old Mann and the ºC. Epic tale of struggle against the odds ending in heartbreak when the sharks circle and destroy the protagonist’s trophy of a lifetime

    Manndingo. His stick is big, frightening and points to the skies!

    The Mann Who Listens to Horses. Describes the incredible technique of ‘joining up’, resulting in outcomes that defy human rationalisation.

  129. maz2 says:

    Gaia’s Feline: Here poosy.

    “because it was still earth hour, he opened the window to vent the smell instead of turning on a fan.”
    …-

    “Flaming cat puts a damper on earth hour for B.C. environment minister

    VICTORIA — British Columbia’s Environment Minister Barry Penner has mixed emotions about earth hour this year.

    Mr. Penner said he and his wife were celebrating the event with a candlelit dinner on Saturday night when things took a turn for the worse.

    While the two were having dinner, their cat brushed against the candle’s open flame and set himself on fire.

    “We quickly got our cat, whose name is Ranger, under control,” Mr. Penner said Monday.

    “His hair is a little bit singed and his pride is somewhat affected,” he added, saying because it was still earth hour, he opened the window to vent the smell instead of turning on a fan.

    “The odour of singed hair is never pleasant,” he said, adding the ordeal added unexpected excitement to the night.

    “It will be a night we’ll remember for a long time.””

    http://network.nationalpost.com/NP/blogs/posted/archive/2010/03/29/flaming-cat-puts-a-damper-on-earth-hour-for-b-c-environment-minister.aspx

    http://www.smalldeadanimals.com/archives/013662.html#comments

  130. martyn says:

    He is a megalo-mann-iac

  131. Ken Finney says:

    (acementhead) >>It ain’t so. “Jimmy Dolittle” tells you that. No need to read further. JD ran the Burma Hump operation I think.

    Lt. Col. James Doolittle led the raid on Tokyo – a gaggle of B-25 bombers launched from the carrier Hornet (yes, you read that right) bombed Tokyo, and then continued to China where most of them ditched. Payback for December 7th, less than 4 months earlier. He won the Congressional Medal of Honour for that, the “Doolittle Raid”

    Doolittle was also one of the few pilots to ever tame the GeeBee high-speed propellor plane (essentially a HUGE engine with a propellor on the front, and stubby little after-thought wings…) And yup, he was commonly called Jimmy… Got promoted to Brig. General without ever being a bird colonel.

  132. VicV says:

    The 6 Million Degree Mann.
    The Mann Who Shot Climatic Balance.

  133. Bulldust says:

    Big Mann on campus? or maybe that should be off campus.

  134. Thomas says:

    Ah the Professor James Schneider freezing to death story was a hoax. I fell for it hook line and sinker. I came across it on the information liberation website first. I’m a little embarrassed a being so gullible.

  135. RayG says:

    Actually, the interview was held on a black Sunday and Mikey’s first statement was “I am Iron Mann!”

  136. Ric Werme says:

    I wondered earlier:

    Ric Werme (10:58:16) :

    In the grocery store yesterday Discover had a pair of interviews looking at both sides of the debate. Mann was one, Judith Curry was the other. Now, I have no substantial complaint with Judith Curry, in fact I might send her a thank you note for her efforts calming down the rhetoric, but Mann + Curry is nowhere near balanced, and certainly not enough to make it worth sending some profit to Discover.

    IIRC, Mann claimed in it he discovered the AMO, my poking around led to Richard A Kerr [Kerr 2000] in http://www.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/summary/288/5473/1984 (I don’t have a subscription, my siblings do (or did), I may check with them.

    What role did Mann have in defining the AMO?

    Discover put the interviews on the web, see http://discovermagazine.com/2010/apr/10-it.s-gettin-hot-in-here-big-battle-over-climate-science

    Over on page 3:

    Discover She said that some data discussed in these e-mails concerned a temperature bump in the 1930s and 1940s, caused by a coincidence of Atlantic and Pacific decadal oscillations.

    MannYeah, I came up with the term: Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation. I coined the term in an interview with Richard Kerr [a writer for Science] in 2000 over a paper with Tom Delworth of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and the NOAA Laboratory in Princeton, where we actually were the ones to articulate the existence of this oscillation. And you know what? It was celebrated by contrarians. My work has been celebrated by climate skeptics. It’s an interesting footnote.

    —-

    So it may well be that Mann named the AMO. How ironic….

  137. Janice says:

    “While the two were having dinner, their cat brushed against the candle’s open flame and set himself on fire.”

    Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “putting the cat out”

  138. I think Mann needs a cat scan to find that walnut sized brain tumor, that has disrupted his self image, it appears to still be growing, I am not a doctor, but I worked in a psychiatrist’s office for 9 years. I have seen several cases same as his, five were operatable.

  139. mandolinjon says:

    Some clever Mann puns. I liked the lyrics of the songs, especially the Beatle song, “He’s a real nowhere Mann” by MangoChutney (09:41:01). I was thinking maybe we should put out a musical CD with all the clever lyrics that have appeared on wuwt over the last 6 months or so. Maybe we could sell it to raise funds for wuwt. I would be happy to lay down a Manndolin (sic) track. Any banjo pickers out there? Jon

  140. sdcougar says:

    Can somebody tell me what a “CYA” is?

    ["Cover your ass." ~dbs]

  141. teemac says:

    This mann’s an insult to hockey sticks.

  142. Cromagnum says:

    “I am not a Skeptical Crook”

  143. E O'Connor says:

    Dr Data Mannicurist.

  144. mark ryan says:

    I contacted the Frank warner about doing a interview with the steve or Ross and he gave me a very nice reply. He said he had already interviewed steve and would love to see the 2(mike and steve) have a debate face to face. Or even to teams on opposite ends of the debate. Very positive reply.
    Top

  145. Gary says:

    He’s a Mann of our times. – Genesis

  146. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    Need to induce vomiting? You’ll never need Syrup of Ipecac again.

    Just think of Michael Mann, Gavin Schmidt, and James Hansen.

    Be careful to not think of them when you don’t need to induce vomiting. And keep them out of reach of children ☠.

  147. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    He’s practiced at making things up. He made up “data the old hard way”.

  148. Amino Acids in Meteorites says:

    REPLY: it is a HOAX, ignore it – Anthony

    …………………………………………………………………………………………………….

    I think that’s from Roy Spencer’s parody web site.

  149. DaveF says:

    mandolinnjon 20:42:48:

    Yes, all these Mann puns are very clever, but also very cruel. I am so dismayed at Man’s inhumanity to Mann!

  150. DC says:

    he’s a skeptic? hah! that’s right in line with the early 20th century progressives usurping the term “liberal.”

    see, there’s nothing wrong with me! I’m skeptical!

    mann needs to be beaten with a yardstick.

  151. Alexander says:

    I am amazed that the spoof reference to Jimmy Doolittle went over most readers heads. What happened to History as a subject? General Doolittle died some years ago at the age of 96 after a lifetime of service to the US, including active military service through both world wars, learning to fly just prior to WWI and working as a military test pilot, among other things, between the wars. If ever an American deserved accolades, Jimmy Doolittle was that mas.
    And I’m an irreverent Kiwi!

  152. feet2thefire says:

    Bullying has always worked for Mann, and he is convinced it will continue to work for him – if he can just get out there and talk long enough.

    But the bullying only worked because people believed the underlying science was sound.

    The rug has been pulled out from under AGW. The curtain has been pulled back, and that Mann behind the curtain is just a flummoxed old fraud.

    The world knows it, but he is just insistent that it isn’t so.

    At the same time, this is no time for anyone to let up.

    If the ClimateGate Report due later today does the expected “There is nothing happening her, people – move on” thing, let’s see how energized his bullying becomes.

  153. Roger Knights says:

    Amino Acids in Meteorites (01:09:01) :

    Need to induce vomiting? You’ll never need Syrup of Ipecac again.

    Just think of Michael Mann, Gavin Schmidt, and James Hansen.

    Or Syrup of IPeCaC

  154. George says:

    For accuracy, it’s the “Allentown Morning Call”; not “Daily Call.”

  155. Adrian O says:

    The interview is genuine. It appeared here, at Penn State, where the committee which investigates Mann has to issue its report this month.

    It’s a last minute publicity blitz – Mann and Science finally meeting each other, shake hands around a tree (trunk cut open…)

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