Tag Archives: Hockey stick controversy

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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The FOIA coping response in climate scientists

Guest essay by Chris Horner The curiously titled article, “Climate scientists, facing skeptics’ demands for personal emails, learn how to cope”, in today’s E&E News “ClimateWire” http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2014/01/21/stories/1059993161 (paywalled), is characteristic of a recent uptick in the campaign to discourage universities … Continue reading

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Intelligence and the hockey stick

Guest essay by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley In 1990, the IPCC’s First Assessment Report showed a schematic demonstrating the then understanding that the medieval warm period had been appreciably warmer than the present and that the Little Ice Age had … Continue reading

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Paleoscientist: Mann’s recent work was a ‘crock of xxxx’

From the soon to be a Climate Crock of the Week department, Barry Woods writes to me in an email: One of the insights in the climategate emails was perhaps how poisonous Michael Mann’s involvement was, for the niche area … Continue reading

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IPCC throws Mann’s Hockey Stick under the bus?

While the media circulates the talking points pre-release “leaked draft” of IPCC’s AR5 amongst themselves, there are a few nuggets of interest coming out here and there we can write about. One such nugget is contained in a series of … Continue reading

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Marcott’s hockey stick uptick mystery – it didn’t used to be there

At Climate Audit, Something odd has been discovered about the provenance of the work associate with the Marcott et al paper. It seems that the sharp uptick wasn’t in the thesis paper Marcott defended for his PhD, but is in … Continue reading

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Another Hockey Stick?

Guest post by S. Fred Singer Green forces, eager to promote their theories of global warming, appear to be practicing intellectual recycling.  Is this the return of the notorious hockeystick – which, in 2001, was the central dogma of Anthropogenic … Continue reading

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Another hockey stick – this one billed as ‘scarier’ than Mann’s

I had to chuckle at the cacophony of Twitfests going on today over this new study from Marcott et al. I especially liked the Mother Jones headline being Tweeted: “The Scariest Climate Change Graph Just Got Scarier”. It rather reminds … Continue reading

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Mann’s hockey stick disappears – and CRU’s Briffa helps make the MWP live again by pointing out bias in the data

Shock, awe. Untruncated and unspliced data used in a new paper from Briffa and Melvin at UEA restores the Medieval Warm Period while at the same time disappears Mann’s hockey stick. Here’s figure 5 that tells the story: Look at … Continue reading

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Friday Funny: Hilarious Mann email, IPCC icon ‘pretty cool’

Chris Horner sends us another Michael Mann Email from the NOAA FOIA release. One should remember this statement from Dr. Mann before continuing: Mann: ‘I always thought it was somewhat misplaced to make it a central icon of the climate … Continue reading

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Another paper refutes the Mann made hockey stick – MWP was ≈1°C warmer than current temperatures

This new paper uses a rather unique proxy; high-resolution samples micromilled from archaeological shells of the European limpet, Patella vulgata. Mr. Limpet would be proud. A paper published this week in the journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology finds that the Medieval … Continue reading

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Hump Day Hilarity: Bringing in the sieves

Science by Lucia, cartoon by Josh. Josh writes: Yesterday Lucia sent me an email about the recent Gergis et al ‘on hold’ paper with the subject title “Do you understand the math enough to do a cartoon?”. My response was, … Continue reading

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American Meteorological Society disappears withdraws Gergis et al paper on proxy temperature reconstruction after post peer review finds fatal flaws

UPDATE: It appears the paper has been withdrawn and credit acknowledgement given to Steve McIntyre, see below: There was yet another recent “hockey stick” being foisted on the public. Gergis et al. It says: The average reconstructed temperature anomaly in … Continue reading

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Quote of the week – Myles Allen’s “failure to communicate”

Steve McIntyre writes at Climate Audit: Bishop Hill links to a presentation by Myles Allen to a 2011 conference on Climategate, which like every other such handwringing introspection by climate “communicators”, notably failed to invite any of the major CRU … Continue reading

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A first hand report on Dr. Michael Mann’s embarrassing Disneyland episode

Elevated from a comment. Roger Sowell describes first hand what led up to Mann denying a TV interview about his work. Apparently, for Dr. Mann, Disneyland is not “the happiest place on earth”. Roger Sowell  writes on May 18, 2012 … Continue reading

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The 1000 year Australian hockey itch

From the University of Melbourne, I’m sure Julia and Flannery are thrilled at this paleo-reconstruction, and of course, the blame goes on Mann, er man. I find it interesting though that the lead author, Dr Joelle Gergis, thinks of her … Continue reading

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Letter to the editor: A wish for Dr. Michael Mann to clear some things up from an errant PSU grad

by Joe Bastardi Being I am branded as a “denier”, I am having trouble dismissing the relevance of the tree ring studies that challenge the hockey stick, in light of the magnitude of the weight against co2 having any relevance … Continue reading

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Josh on McIntyre’s rebuttal of Mann’s book

As I reported in McIntyre’s rebuttal of Michael Mann’s pants-on-fire book,  Steve McIntyre came out of hiatus yesterday to pen his rebuttal to Mike Mann’s book, seen below. The points Steve made were well, inspiring, to Josh. For example: Instead of … Continue reading

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Madrid 1995: Was this the Tipping Point in the Corruption of Climate Science?

Reposted with permission from Enthusiasm, Scepticism and Science John Haughton writes of it under the heading:  Meetings that Changed the World. He may be right but not only in the way he thinks. Here we consider whether this meeting in … Continue reading

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Scientist’s rebuttal of Michael Mann’s “denier”and other unsavory labels in his book

By Craig Loehle, Ph.D. Since I am mentioned in Mann’s book, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines and not kindly, it seems necessary to set the record straight. I do not take credit for … Continue reading

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Josh on Mann’s Jurassic Moment

Moviegoing readers of WUWT probably remember this famous moment from a famous film based on a Michel Crichton book. While “State of Fear” might come to mind first, it’s actually one of the 50 Greatest Jurassic Park Moments. Josh writes: … Continue reading

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Hockey stick falsification – so easy a caveman kid can do it

With apologies to the Geico caveman, paleoclimatology isn’t just for grant enabled scientists anymore. Priceless Climategate email 682: Tom Wigley tells Michael Mann that his son did a tree ring science fair project (using trees behind NCAR) that invalidated the … Continue reading

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A short anthology of changing climate

Guest post by Tony Brown Context is everything, and nowhere more so than in climate history, where a graphic such as this seems to illustrate an alarming uptick in temperatures that has been blamed on modern man and his profligate … Continue reading

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Mike Mann’s new sea level hockey stick

Tomorrow at 15:00 EST an embargo will be lifted for a new paper to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. I have a copy, given to me by a media colleague and I intend to … Continue reading

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Mann’s Hockey Stick, Climategate, and FOI – in a nutshell

On the Climate Audit thread, The Vergano FOI Request the irascible Nick Stokes provokes another commenter “mpaul”, to lay out all the history in a simple summary that even Nick might understand. I thought it was worth repeating here for readers who … Continue reading

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Nielsen-Gammon interviews North and others on Wegman – plagiarism may be related to a cultural misunderstanding by foreign exchange student

I’m surprised too, at the reaction of North and others. They may have a point. Wegman: A Surprising Reaction by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon at the Houston Chronicle’s Climate Abyss I spread the word yesterday to my colleagues about Wegman begin … Continue reading

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Wegman paper retraction by Journal

Post updated below – see my own experience with plagiarism by NOAA and how it was solved easily – Anthony I get word that USA Today reports that the caterwaulings of the anonymous Canadian named Deep Climate and his accusations … Continue reading

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Climate Bloodhounds

Steve McIntyre is blogging again. This time it is about a little noticed Climategate email where Dr. Raymond Bradley disses skeptics as being too unsophisticated to be able to figure out what was withheld. I agree with Steve, when he … Continue reading

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What is it with Virginia?

We have the ongoing Wegman and the Mashey/DeepClimate “Copygate dustup” at Fairfax based George Mason University, now we have even more going on in Virginia. It seems we have dueling witchhunts. Exhibit A: The usual angry rhetoric over some MediaMatters … Continue reading

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McShane & Wyner Hockey Stick Smackdown – redux

WUWT readers may remember this popular article from August 30th, 2010 New paper makes a hockey sticky wicket of Mann et al 98/99/08 and then The Team’s response RC’s response to McShane and Wyner: a case of orange cones which gave rise … Continue reading

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