Category Archives: Michael E. Mann

Mann’s Hockey Stick Goes Zombie

Nuclear war simulation forgets the Medieval Climate Optimum Story submitted by P. Wayne Townsend Yesterday’s Daily Mail carried an article about a simulation of the climate consequences of nuclear war.  The paper Multidecadal global cooling and unprecedented ozone loss following … Continue reading

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Michael Mann’s ‘damages’ over FOIA emails? A piddling $250

From ‘amazing tales of the vexatious’. Climate Change Dispatch writes: In a clear slap in the face, the Virginia Supreme Court awarded Michael E. Mann and the University of Virginia a piddling $250 in damages in the email FOIA case. Showing … Continue reading

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Mann Overboard! – It Takes a Village in North Korea Edition

It seems that Dr. Michael Mann has gone off the rails (again) into the sort of conspiracy theory territory that would be a perfect case study for Cook and Lewandowsky, except that they probably believe every word Dr. Mann has … Continue reading

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Mann’s new AMO paper: ‘Had I been a reviewer, I would have pointed this out and recommended rejection. ‘

Mann’s new paper recharacterizing the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation A guest post by Nic Lewis Introduction Michael Mann has had a paper on the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation (AMO) accepted by Geophysical Research Letters: “On forced temperature changes, internal variability, and the … Continue reading

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A baseless Mann UVa email – claims by Mann spliced and diced

Richard S. Courtney writes in comments on the Mann and misrepresentations thread… Anthony: In the same week as MBH98 was published I wrote an email on the ‘ClimateSkeptics’ circulation list. That email objected to the ‘hockeystick’ graph because the graph … Continue reading

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Mann and misrepresentations

Steve McIntyre writes: in Mann Misrepresents the EPA – Part 1: In today’s post, I will return to my series on false claims in Mann’s lawsuit about supposed “exonerations”. ( For previous articles, see here ^). One of the most important … Continue reading

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Nobody Expects the Climate Inquisition

Josh writes: I thought the National Review article, The Climate Inquisitor posted on BishopHill, was worth a cartoon. H/t Rick Cina in the comments for the peer-reviewed critiques of Mann’s hockey sticks.

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Using Intellectual Property agreements to defeat public disclosure

Phil Jones’ plan to hide from FOIA Eric Worrall writes: Anyone shocked by Mann’s broad claims of academic exemption from freedom of information, due to the “proprietary nature” of his work, should consider the following Climategate email. Climategate Email 1106338806.txt … Continue reading

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Decision in the Mann/UVa case, a blow to open science

Supreme Court of VA sides with University, secrecy, and Mann.  The previously claimed destruction of Mann emails now to begin. In this appeal, we consider whether the Circuit Court of Prince William County (“trial court”) erred by denying a request … Continue reading

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Decision expected tomorrow in Mann UVa FOIA case

At the blog “Open Virginia Law” they are discussing the Mann case and potential impacts, as a new session results will be published from the Supreme Court of Virginia, and it’s likely the Mann/UVa case is one of them. Insiders … Continue reading

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Mann the delayer

If you ever needed an example of just how one-sided Michael Mann is, here’s an example of how this delicate scientific flower can’t handle discovery. Mark Steyn writes: Breaking as-it-happens news about a trial that isn’t happening any day soon, … Continue reading

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Mann dismisses Wyatt and Curry’s ‘stadium wave’ paper, claims the pause is ‘fleeting’

From Penn State: Slowdown of global warming fleeting By A’ndrea Elyse Messer UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The recent slowdown in the warming rate of the Northern Hemisphere may be a result of internal variability of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation — … Continue reading

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Hide the decline deja vu? Mann’s ‘little white line’ as ‘False Hope’ may actually be false hype

Foreword by Anthony Watts  An essay by Monckton of Brenchley follows, but I wanted to bring this graphic from Dr. Mann’s recent Scientific American article to attention first. In the infamous “hide the decline” episode revealed by Climategate surrounding the … Continue reading

Posted in Climate data, Michael E. Mann | 256 Comments

Steyn discovers the ‘essence of Mann': Eau de weasel

Well, we knew it would happen, it was just a matter of when. Dr. Michael Mann is trying to weasel out of discovery in the Mann-Steyn Steamroller case. Steyn reports on the latest:

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Wow, even MSM reporters want to see Michael Mann’s UVa emails now

Here’s something out of left field (literally) and almost too good to be true, but it really is. Get this: 17 news organizations, including NPR, WaPo, AP,  now have grown a spine and filed an amicus brief (see download below) … Continue reading

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Steyn ups the ante with Mann again – now suing him for even more money

Popcorn futures continue to explode Mark Steyn writes: Today I filed with the DC Superior Court an Amended Answer and Counterclaims to Mann’s Amended Complaint.

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Quote of the week: Steyn ups the ante on the Mann lawsuit

Oh, my. Steyn is not going to pull any punches after seeing what Esra Levant just did in Canada.  He hints at a strategy to “go nuclear”. He writes:

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A follow up on ‘I’m Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State, Ask Me Almost Anything!’

People send me stuff. Readers will surely recall  ‘I’m Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State, Ask Me Almost Anything!’. A reader who does not wish to be named writes about the questions he posed. Readers probably … Continue reading

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Mann apologizes for defamation (sort of) after lawsuit threat

It’s a “jump the shark” moment for Mann. As if taking a cue from yesterday’s essay The Merchants of Smear in deciding “enough is enough”, Herald Sun Journalist Andrew Bolt has decided to stand up to him for defamation. He … Continue reading

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Michael Mann’s legal case caught in a quote fabrication fib

UPDATE: it seems the language was lifted from a “Skeptical Science” web page, see below. Steve McIntyre had a busy day yesterday. While yesterday there was an incorrect story called “Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse“ … Continue reading

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Steyn countersues Mann for 10 millon dollars

Mark Steyn has decided to countersue Michael Mann for $10 million. The legal document reads like a drama. See below.

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‘I’m Michael E. Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology at Penn State, Ask Me Almost Anything!’

Above: Actual photo from Dr. Mann’s Facebook page courtesy Mark Steyn writing in: “The Mann I love“ LOL, gotta love the caveat “almost” anything. Redditers are welcome to ask Dr. Mann questions in this online forum today:

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One of the Mann-Steyn lawsuit claims hits a rock

Steve McIntyre writes: The Mann libel case has been attracting increasing commentary, including from people outside the climate community. Integral to Mann’s litigation are representations that he was “investigated” by 6-9 investigations, all of which supposedly gave him “exonerations” on … Continue reading

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Site of Mann-Steyn legal showdown catches fire

Mark Steyn writes about this bit of an omen for the upcoming heated legal battle: In other news, the DC Superior Court building – scene of the forthcoming Mann vs Steyn trial – caught fire today. Fortunately, I have a … Continue reading

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Steyn on the ‘anti-science’ labeling of Dr. Judith Curry by Dr. Michael Mann

Some people say you shouldn’t poke a bear with a stick, for obvious reasons. I’ll say one thing for Mr. Steyn, he never gives up poking the ‘MannBearPig’, even when being sued. Steyn writes on his web page today:

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Help Steyn with the Mann lawsuit process

Dr. Mann’s lawsuit against National Review and Mark Steyn continues. National Review, while having walked back some of the early claims to square one, failed to get the suit dismissed. But Steyn is going on his own path and says … Continue reading

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Monday Mirthiness – Mann’s keyboard?

There was a lot of interest in my post Michael Mann the ‘reluctant public figure’ and ‘typewriter expert’ where he made the easily debunked claim about the QWERTY keyboard being the very first. Since then, spies, lubricated by “big oil” have … Continue reading

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Michael Mann the ‘reluctant public figure’ and ‘typewriter expert’

One of the hurdles Michael Mann has to overcome in his lawsuit against NRO/Steyn is the tenet that public figures are expected to have a higher level of tolerance when it comes to ridicule, satire, and defamation. For that reason, … Continue reading

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Mann look-alike thinks Mann’s lawsuit will wipe out National Review

Damon Linker writes at THE WEEK: Is National Review doomed? The conservative movement’s leading magazine faces a lawsuit that could bring it to its knees. This part made me laugh:

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Friday Funny – Mann Overboard!

Dr. Mann doesn’t seem to know who he’s labeling as a “garden variety troll”. This is probably just a conditioned reflex on his part, since anyone who disagrees with the omniscient Mann is eventually labeled a troll, but in this … Continue reading

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Mark Steyn makes motion to dismiss Mann’s libel claim

From the “chilling effect” of sunlight department, Steyn writes: Many “climate skeptics” wonder why the defendants would want to get the complaint dismissed rather than put Mann through a trial in which he would have to take the witness stand … Continue reading

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The Inventor of the Global-Warming ‘Hockeystick’ Doubles Down

Professor Michael Mann, if you see something, say something – or maybe just keep your mouth shut Guest essay by  Dr. Fred Singer Professor Michael Mann, the inventor of the Hockeystick temperature graph, had a contentious editorial essay in the … Continue reading

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Bad news for Michael Mann’s ‘treemometers’ ?

From the “trees aren’t linear instruments and the Liebigs Law department” and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, comes this story that suggests the older trees are, the less linear their tree ring growth might be, which has implications for “paleoclimatology” … Continue reading

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Michael Mann forced into a “do-over” in Mann -vs- CEI & Steyn

What a great Christmas present for Mike. It is back to square one for him with his lawsuit over what he views as libel by Mark Steyn and CEI. For background, see this WUWT story: Mann has filed suit against … Continue reading

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Reality is Absent from Michael Mann’s Activist Article on Typhoon Haiyan

UPDATE: I’ve corrected a few typos that carried over into two of the graphs and, at the end, I’ve added a model-data comparison of the sea surface temperature anomalies for the Indian and Pacific Ocean subset. # # # A … Continue reading

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