Mann, it's hairy in the climate wars

Sometimes, you just have to laugh. Doing a Google search for Michael E. Mann to find his CV to respond to this comment, I came across this odd presentation from Google. In it, Michael E. Mann gains hair, and I lose it. I blame “climate disruption” and the “Hair Club for Climatologists”.


And in case you didn’t notice, the photos aren’t of Mann or myself at all. The silly mix-up is likely an artifact of other prominent people with the same names. At least it got the other guys right.



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May 31, 2014 4:50 pm

The guy with the hair is Michael Mann, the film director.

May 31, 2014 4:56 pm

Anthony, it’s much worse than you think. This is the person you’ve been confused with.

Evan Jones
May 31, 2014 4:58 pm

The Anthony Watts picture is the one of the disgraced soccer player of the same name. Bald and wearing his colors.

May 31, 2014 4:58 pm

Yes, but your dollar per hour rate as a bald-but-hirsute footballer/soccer player is much, much higher than the ever-so-extinguished so-called Micheal E Mann.

May 31, 2014 5:00 pm

Er, distinguished. 8<)

Evan Jones
May 31, 2014 5:01 pm


May 31, 2014 5:02 pm

Rugby, not soccer.
Still, I must say I’m impressed this only got him an 8 game suspension in Australian Rugby.

May 31, 2014 5:06 pm

I want to make a funny comment. But I’ll have to go “British” on this and admit I fear I may ‘cock up’ in trying to do so.

May 31, 2014 5:13 pm

Regarding “your” picture: William Connolley working his Wikipedia tricks again?

May 31, 2014 5:23 pm

Watts Up With That?

May 31, 2014 5:31 pm

The photo of Gavin Schmidt looks a lot more like Mann. (I can’t comment on what you really look like as I haven’t the faintest idea.)

Sweet Old Bob
May 31, 2014 5:37 pm

Definitely a bad hair day…

May 31, 2014 5:57 pm

Mr. Watts is looking quite hale and hearty. ;->

May 31, 2014 6:17 pm

Mike E’s unrelated good twin ??

May 31, 2014 6:18 pm

Has anyone besides me ever wondered if Mickey Mann and Gavin Schmidt are related?

Larry Hamlin
May 31, 2014 6:39 pm

Some of the “research” that is done on names is pretty funny. My recent guest essays on WUWT (many thanks by the way) have resulted in my identity being discovered as a “real estate agent” in Iowa. Not as notorious as Anthiny Watts misidenty but funny none the less.

May 31, 2014 7:00 pm

Michael looks like that because he put in his information upside down.

May 31, 2014 7:33 pm

Slightly OT but priceless, check out this cartoon. (It involves the weather).

May 31, 2014 7:43 pm

I know we can’t go back, but:

May 31, 2014 7:58 pm

Ha! and some wonder how integrated the digital world is?
As you read this, is your digital locating device, your phone etc , online? How long is that stuff kept anyhow? I know where I was tonight. Who else does, physically or digitally ?
Yep, many of us authorize that kinda stuff by clicking without knowing.
Did you ever check out your personal history on your Google account?
Ya might want to dig into that (recomended if you don’t have a clue)….. and you must dig to find it, but it is there.
Be well and smart. It works better than the alternative!

May 31, 2014 8:36 pm

RACookPE1978 says:
May 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm
You were right the first time.

May 31, 2014 11:04 pm

North Queensland Cowboys, NRL team. Rugby League.

kadaka (KD Knoebel)
May 31, 2014 11:17 pm

N.S.A. Collecting Millions of Faces From Web Images
The National Security Agency is harvesting huge numbers of images of people from communications that it intercepts through its global surveillance operations for use in sophisticated facial recognition programs, according to top-secret documents.

The agency intercepts “millions of images per day” — including about 55,000 “facial recognition quality images” — which translate into “tremendous untapped potential,” according to 2011 documents obtained from the former agency contractor Edward J. Snowden. While once focused on written and oral communications, the N.S.A. now considers facial images, fingerprints and other identifiers just as important to its mission of tracking suspected terrorists and other intelligence targets, the documents show.

Oh look, Google is trying to protect Watts’ privacy by obfuscation.
The NSA is gathering all those images. The Surveillance Society progresses per the Progressives, with traffic cameras, “public safety” street and sidewalk cameras, collecting more images into centralized repositories.
If any of you serfs shall ever speak out against the elites, facial recognition shall doom you, as shall be heaped upon your head all possible charges for every recorded time you didn’t come to a complete stop at the sign, or failed to signal when passing, or technically broke the speed limit going down a hill, even for laws and regulations you never knew existed, until your driver license is permanently revoked and you are drowned by inescapable fines.
If it is not now possible to charge someone with serial jaywalking, with such blatant disregard for public safety worthy of a felony conviction that strips gun and voting rights, it will be. How many times can you spit on the sidewalk before being guilty of illegally disposing of bio-hazardous waste?
And as with the inherent infallibility of fingerprints, there will be no defense, it must be you, the software confirmed it. Do you think they altered someone else’s image to convict you, if that was even possible by government employees? Pah, you break enough laws anyway, even when you don’t know you did, especially the laws you don’t know about.
BTW, good luck demanding the original footage before trial to check for alterations, as it ceased existing after being automatically copied to the archives, however the archive copy must be perfect (computers are involved) thus it IS the original for legal purposes like convicting you so they’ll send you that. You can easily verify it has none of the telltale signs of tampering looked for by any software YOU have access to.

Scott Wilmot Bennett
June 1, 2014 1:38 am

Hey now you better listen to me everyone of you
We got a lotta lotta lotta lotta work to do
Forget about your woman and that water can
Today were working for the mann
…Don’t relax
I want elbows and backs
I wanna see everybody
from behind
… I’m pickin’ ’em up and I’m laying ’em down
I believe he’s gonna work me into the ground
I pull to the left I heave to the right
I wanna kill him but it wouldn’t be right
‘Cause I’m working for the mann working for the mann
gotta make him a hand when you’re working for the mann! 😉
Roy Orbison

June 1, 2014 2:14 am

It’s a rogueaine war,

June 1, 2014 6:13 am

RACook–I like extinguished better, too.
I have to add, this just goes to show the anonymity in having a common name. If you don’t know me fairly well, you will have a heck of a time separating me from the millions of other Johnsons out there.

June 1, 2014 6:24 am

So you are now a rugby player in England? You certainly get around.
It is near impossible to get the Google collective to correct anything. Perhaps you could sue them for defamation of character?

Louis Hooffstetter
June 1, 2014 6:50 am

[snip – thanks – but over the top – Anthony]

David Ball
June 1, 2014 9:47 am

That should throw off the face recognition software at the airport.

June 1, 2014 11:27 am

When I have spent time with rich people, I have noticed that a lot of the rich men are bald, more so than in the general population. I have therefore come up with a theory, which can be stated thus: I can state with a high degree of certainty that there is a 97% probability that 97% of rich men are bald, alternatively there is 97% chance that being rich make men bald. At no time however, is the probability of my being wrong higher than 97%.

June 1, 2014 3:09 pm

So here he is without his rockin purple cape:
And of course my favorite rendition, “Titanthony,” who is not pleased, and seeth through their adjustments and hockey sticks:

June 2, 2014 9:57 am

INlight of the announcement that the NSA has been collecting millions of portraits online to assist in their facial recognition programs’ database building:
I can forecast that this is another Federal program doomed by the Law of Unintended Consequences.

June 2, 2014 10:20 pm

Not to be confused with the other Anthony Watts – disgraced Rugby League player

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