Steyn's book on Mann surges in Amazon rankings, leaving climate alarmism books in the dust

Readers surely recall the review I gave of Mark Steyn’s new book A Disgrace To The Profession on Michael E. Mann’s science as told by other climate scientists around the world.

On August 11th, when I ran my review, this was the ranking for the book in Amazon – #12,246:


Today, two days later, the ranking is #539, an over 22 fold increase!


And this is without the paperback even being able to ship yet! It is due to ship on August 15th. You can check the number yourself, here midway down the page. Lower numbers are better, i.e. the best selling book is #1.

Compare that to Mann’s recent book release Dire Predictions, 2nd edition: Understanding Climate Change at #6,579:


Or Dana Nuccitelli’s Climatology versus Pseudoscience: Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics at #849,477:


It seems they aren’t getting much traction.

You can pre-order Steyn’s book A Disgrace To The Profession  on Amazon here, Shipping starts August 15th. Note that it is now available on Kindle for immediate reading as well as paperback.


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Maybe if enough people pre-order, it will hit the best-sellers list before it even ships. That would be something, wouldn’t it?

UPDATE: Steyn writes about our favorite climate wackadoodle, “Sou” aka Miriam O’Brien and her fanboying the flames:

It all sounds quite exciting from that opening. But, alas, Sou is one almighty snoozeroo. Still, she does lay it on with a trowel. I enjoyed this bit:

Unlike the other defendents, Mark Steyn seems intent on adding to his own destruction. He is undoubtedly adding ammunition for Michael Mann’s lawyers to fire. Even the title of his book shrieks of unfettered malice toward Professor Mann and could be viewed as explicitly libelous: “A Disgrace to the Profession: the world’s scientists in their own words on Michael Mann, his hockey stick, and their damage to science.”

Actually, it’s A Disgrace to the Profession: the world’s scientists – in their own words – on Michael E Mann, his hockey stick, and their damage to science. Volume One. But close enough. At any rate, Sou now urges Doctor Fraudpants to sue again, and this time not just me and not just our illustrator Josh but, in a spectacular reverse class-action suit (as Anthony Watts called it), all the scientists I quote in the book:

What would be great would be to see some of the other defamers sued. Now that Josh has involved himself formally, will he also be sued? Anthony Watts has highlighted a section in Mark Steyn’s book where he quotes Judith Curry – who appears to have a personal grudge against Professor Mann. Is she happy to open up the possibility of her being sued? She is a supporter of Mark Steyn so probably yes. I doubt she’d get the support of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund. She’d be on her own.

No, she wouldn’t. She’d be one of hundreds of “defamers” – because Sioux City Sou says sue ’em all, Mikey. Sue everyone! And then sue ’em again! Sue early, sue often. Because “scientist” is, as everyone knows, a derivation of the Olde English word for plaintiff (“suentist”). Which reminds me: that “Climate Science Legal Defense Fund” that’s backing Mann is somewhat misnamed. He’s never the defendant; he’s always the guy that sues. So it ought to be the Climate Science Serial Litigants’ Fund.

As for Steyn:

He’s also setting out to make himself an enemy of the court and the entire US judicial system, calling it a “septic tank”.

Actually I think I called it a “choked septic tank“. A non-choked one would be a great improvement.

But fortunately even the grimmest tale has a hero:

The personal cost to Professor Mann is great. He is undeterred. He knows that he is not just standing up for himself, he has become a symbol of climate scientists and science everywhere. A true hero.

Did you ever know that you’re her he-e-e-e-e-ro? Brings a tear to your eye. Meanwhile, back in the real world: Opposing Mann and his attempt to slice’n’dice the First Amendment are, among others, the American Civil Liberties Union and almost every major media organization from The Washington Post to NBC News. Whereas not a single amicus brief was filed in support of Mann by any scientist or any scientific body. As I say in the book, Mann claims to be taking a stand for science, but science is disinclined to take a stand for him. A handful of impressionable rubes like Sou may regard Mann as “a symbol of climate scientists and science everywhere”, but most scientists want to steer well clear.


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bit chilly

excellent effort, by steyn and wuwt ,well done.


Excuse me, Anthony, but does the ranking reflect accumulated sales, or current (e.g. weekly snapshot) sales? If the latter, Steyn’s book could have slipped way back down again after it peaks. And, to be fair, Mann’s book could have peaked higher than Steyn’s will, at the end of the day. I am more interested in total accumulated sales, in that case, not how high a book peaked.

Gary Hladik

“Excuse me, Anthony, but does the ranking reflect accumulated sales, or current (e.g. weekly snapshot) sales?”
Yes! 🙂
More than you ever wanted to know about Amazon sales rank:

Hodaka Man

An excellent question brians356. This may be helpful:
It would be interesting if Amazon would report the total sales and total time on sale data.


There was a scandal some years back in the UK, when it was discovered that certain bookshops SOLD their sales ranking. $15,000 would buy the top 3. $10,000 would buy the top 5 etc: etc:
Not saying Amazon would do such a thing, as they are such an ethical company who would never pay their workers the minimum wage with slave-like working conditions….


Paying minimum wage is unethical?
Also, I tried to order a slave on Amazon and apparently this is not even available to Prime members. Oh well.

Brett Keane

Huff poat? that makes it soooo reliable, like mickey’s data.

Brett Keane

Ahem; post

Duly ordered

Just preordered it, if for no other reason than to stick a finger in the eye of Little Mikey Mann.

Barbara Skolaut

Me too, EL.
Great minds, etc., . . . . 😀

Steamboat McGoo

That’s initially why I ordered mine – and to help Steyn with his defense efforts. But … boy! is the book a hoot!

If inclined to really help, you can buy a gift certificate at Steynonline for $500 or a grand or more. DC First Amendment lawyers don’t come cheap.


Thanks for the heads-up, WUWT. Duly pre-ordered.


Of course, even if it did become a best seller, the NY Times would find a way to keep it off their list.
And, to pick nits, I don’t see how moving up from 12,000th place to 539th is a 22-fold increase. Yes, if you divide 12,000 by 539 you get 22, but rankings don’t work that way, IMHO.

Louis LeBlanc

You could say it is a 95% improvement, couldn’t you?


At least a 97% improvement, perhaps?

I’d compute the ratio based on book sales for the last week. Then I’d give Mann a break and come up with the ratio between the total sales. I doubt it will take long for Steyn to move ahead.

Dan Clauser

It’s possible they plugged the numbers into Mann’s algorithm, and the graph popped out a 22 fold increase regardless of the was the real world works

Walt S

once the Amazon ranking for any book gets under 400, it qualifies for its Movers And Shakers as long as the day to day to day change is still great. They are separated by

Mark from the Midwest

getting 20 copies of the paper back for all my friends in Madison and Ann Arbor, wow, this made Christmas Shopping so easy this year, thank you Mr. Steyn.




Great idea

david smith

Might be a daft question, but if I buy the kindle edition does it help the ranking?
I’m off to Scotland on a diving trip and a kindle fits in my rucksack rather more easily than 5 paperbacks!
Mind you, I might not be able to actually get in the water, what with it being so acidic and all that hidden heat waiting to boil me alive when I dive down to the depths…

Diving? In Scotland? You, Sir, are a brave, brave man.

ralph cramden

Scapa Flow, time to visit the Kaiser’s ships


Not as brave as those (like me) who LIVE here!

I lived in Thurso for 3 years. My kitchen window looked out over Scapa Flow. I’m familiar with the area. So take care, those are dangerous seas with very fast tides. But it is very nice this time of year.

david smith

Not Scapa, I’m diving off the shores of Oban in the West of Scotland. Superb wildlife and outstanding wrecks, not to mention a manic drift dive at the Falls of Lora that has you whisked quickly down to 30m and pumelled by the current as it pushes you along at 8 knots. You often see fish somersaulting past you. All done in a cosy dry-suit of course, as I haven’t found Trenberth’s missing heat yet.
When I’m diving in those waters and watching the tides rise and fall so quickly, it makes me realise how ridiculous the Greenies are when they get their knickers in a twist about a 3mm/year sea level rise. I’d love to take them out on a boat, stick some scuba kit on them, chuck them over the side and say, “go on, tell me you can feel the sea level rising, I dare ya!”


Maybe David’s an underwater welder.

Sandy In Limousin

Visited both Scapa Flow and the Falls of Lora many times, you must be mad to dive in the Falls of Lora. I understand Scapa Flow is an interesting place to dive.

David Smith

Piper Paul,
Not a welder (I’d be a liability with the torch!).
I’m a teacher. Maths and Science and a sceptic to boot – a rare breed

Those wrecks you mention, didn’t just decide to sink there of their own free will.
Be careful. Keep in contact and keep your dives rational. But have a great time!
While you’re down in the deeps, be sure to name the sharks after your favorite climate alarmists; at least name the aft end of the sharks after them.

James Bull

My Dad and his mates dived Scapa and other Scottish areas back in the 70’s when there were no special gas mixes etc for hobby divers and dry suits were only for commercial outfits. They went out with some local divers from Orkney who a few of years later found some bits of the German torpedoes that sank the battleship Royal Oak, thus confirming that U47 had done what many said was impossible.
I remember camping among the abandoned earthworks and blockhouses of the old seaplane base and looking out over the Flow where a salvage ship was working at blowing some of the old grand fleet wrecks to get the condensers out.
James Bull

Gunga Din

Going to try and wrestle the missing heat out of Nessie’s jaws? 😎

Ian Macdonald

I imagine you realise that even in Summer the North Sea is so cold that your survival time without suitable protective clothing is measured in minutes, and rather few at that. Anyway, have a good trip, you should have some great diving.

Ian Macdonald

Ah, Oban. Not quite so cold as it’s Atlantic coast and in the gulf stream. Very wet climate, not that that should worry a diver 😉

David Smith

Dry Suits – the only way

Richard Mallett

To be fair, Mann’s book ‘Dire Predictions’ is 7th. in Books | Science and Math | Earth Sciences | Climatology.

david smith

How many other books are there in that particular section?

Richard Mallett

There are Top 100 lists for each section.


It seems to me that this book should also be in the Climatology category, as it addresses what’s been going on in that field.

Richard Mallett

Steyn’s book is now 1st. in Climatology, and Mann’s book is 14th.

Will Nelson

…and only third among books authored by sons of Mann’s mother…

david smith

I know it’s not nice to gloat, but I can’t help it:
Hey, Warren! How do you like the ranking? It seems a lot of people are learning about Mann’s awful non-science. Perhaps you should read a copy and get yourself edumacated!




I just noticed… it’s “Volume I”! Chuckle.


I’ve only read the cover, and it made me laugh. I’m afraid, like the Monty Python sketch of the World’s Most Dangerous Joke (kids, just google it…) that I’ll wind up literally killing myself if I read too much, too soon.

Craig Austin

It cost more to ship the paperback than it does to buy the ebook, but if the money buys just one rotten tomatoe for Nobel Mike, it is worth it.


Sound, but do cut us real Laureates a bit of slack.
Me, and my mates, and others (several), were in the 500,000,000 or so EU citizens who won the prize a few years ago.
I can’t remember what is was for.
I don’t remember seeing my Eurocent prize money.
Maybe a little French red wine that day?
We don’t make a fuss about it, unless non-laureates are mentioned – as you did.
Have a great weekend.

Hans L

Just placed an order for the book! Thanks for letting us know about it.


I watched Michael Mann interviewed on Real Time by Bill Maher last night. (Running through the channels to see what was on and found Manns face poking out of the screen). Maher gave him the “pass” with a sickening lack of serious questions and gave him the floor to tell his sickening “consensus” lies, same the other old BS. Mann said that Germany is doing GREAT with solar and wind and actually getting 30% of it’s energy from renewables… without any mention of the problems they are having. “We still have time to save the earth” says Mann. Mann claimed that 34 serious scientific organizations are on board with the “Consensus”. What gives this pompous ass permission to presume his superior authority about the climate when so much is “NOT Settled?” Where does his authority come from? It is completely irrational for one “Scientist” to completely ignore any evidence (with or without merit) which runs contrary to his own understanding of the facts. Is he getting paid as a servant of the green agenda or is he simply a delusional idiot who cannot bring himself to admit that there are many who disagree with him and many of them who are standing on reasonably firm scientific ground. What gives him the authority or superiority to put fear of catastrophic global warming into peoples minds and lives without a real consensus when he knows the “consensus” is a lie…That the science is not settled? He is a real piece of human waste for his lack of objectivity and his drive to change the world into his image of it, while disregarding the harm it will have on so many, financially and physically. I suppose the “Authority” of Mann has spoken and he isn’t able, emotionally or rationally, to deal with rejection or legitimate questions about his scientific guesses. He acts like a child.

Here's Your Sign

He’s getting paid, in the form of grants from the government and other highly biased institutions.


And people that are covering his a.. as far as any court cases are concerned


In 2003 Germany sourced just over 25% of its electricity generation from brown coal. After a decade of committing hundred’s of billions to the expansion of renewables it now sources just over 25% of it’s electricity generation from brown coal. Some acheivement.
Maybe Mann has been fooled by facebook and twitter memes that declare that Germany sources half it’s electricity from solar.
It doesn’t. in 2013 solar PV provided approx 5%. And an expensive and intermittent 5%, at that.
Historically, the Germans have shown themselves to have a capacity for committing to vastly ambitious but ultimately self-defeating schemes based on ideological obsessions.
Some people never learn…


Our Mann of the Sheeple claims 34 serious scientific organisations support him.
My area has at least seven scientific organisations.
By a first order guess, therefore, the UK has not less than 17000 scientific organisations [error bar plus 17000; minus 8500]
It may be otiose to extend this into the EU [with about 7 or 8 times the population of the UK], but if we do, allowing lower estimates, this will approximate 34000 scientific organisations.
Now possible our Mann of the Century is dissing 99% as not serious.
Has he done the research?
Or, perhaps, he is on a 97% (plus) disapproval.
P.S. – I haven’t figured outside Europe.
That might make our Mann of the For the People, of the People, by the people, a little less positively received.
Just enquiring, but not holding my breath for Manian openness . . . . .


I ordered the book, and applaud both Steyn and Watts.
Nevertheless, I think Anthony’s phrase “22 fold increase” [in ranking] is somewhat meaningless. Ranks are cannot be compared. Consider: the 2nd place runner cannot be said to have run “five times faster” than the 10th place runner.
Nevertheless, great writing by Steyn, and a welcome boost in sales due, apparently, to our host Anthony.

Those who can’t wait can go online to Mark Steyn’s own website and order an autographed copy. Steyn gets more of the money as well.


“The personal cost to Professor Mann is great.”
I get the impression that Mann is on auto-pilot in this litigation. Probably checks up on it now and then see how it’s going. He’s happy to let the lawyers do the work and the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund pick up the tab. It doesn’t even matter if he wins or loses — he has caused Steyn enormous vexation, and that is the entire point.



Gary Pearse

|Yes but Stein has counter sued for more than is in the CliSciDefense Fund. When the smoke clears they’ll be insolvent and they will put rules in place that it is a defense fund not an offence fund. I think Steyn should apply for funds from them – he is the one in defense – he might be able to get a judgement to that effect, depending on how the charter is written up.


Nothing will happen re: Steyn vs. “The Stick” until after The Paris 2015 (December) freak show.
If it went forward before that, it would rain on their parade. The DC Circuit has been quietly given the “wink and nod” to wait on this. There is no other explanation as even by their standards, this has gone one too bizarrely long….

Ian H

I think you’ve put your finger on the clog in the septic tank.
(I’d go wash that finger now if I were you)


He may have stopped several dozen others from speaking out. And that is the entire point of strategic lawsuits against public participation (SLAPPs).


After looking at Climate Science Legal Defense Fund financials at $16,158.23 income for 2010 and expenses of $15,160.68 for printing, publications, postage and shipping, the organisation appears to be genuinely ineffective or a front for some below the radar activity. I suspect though that Mr Mann my need to dip into his own pocket in future.

Just Steve

The point, as Mark Steyn puts it, is that the process IS the punishment. The defendants get to spend all kinds of money on lawyers while Dr. Fraudpants (might as well stay in Steyn mode) hasn’t a worry in the world.
Too bad theres no chance of Dr. Fraudpants getting slapped with his targets lawyer fees, like the couple who filed a frivolous lawsuit against gun and ammo manufacturers. Love to see the Legal Defense Fund choke down that horse…in almost 4 years we’re talking millions I would suspect.


What would be great would be to see some of the other defamers sued.
Would this be like fining the banks?….where the shareholders are the ones that pay

Ian H

Mann has said construably libellous things about most of them. For example what Judith Curry said about Mann was a restrained and responsible response compared to the very nasty things that Mann first said about her. Most of those people would promptly countersue and would have a very good case to win. The only reason they haven’t all sued him for libel already is because sensible people try to stay out of the US courts. It is that whole ‘choked cesspit’ thing.
Mann suing for libel is a joke. He is the biggest sinner in climate science in that regard.

Louis Hunt

If Mann is such “a true hero” to Sou, why didn’t she file an amicus brief in his behalf, or persuade a real climate scientist to do so?

Non Nomen

…or persuade a real climate scientist to do so?

Because there are no real climate scientists on her side.
The real ones are a little bit more skeptic…

I preordered and recieved the book Tuesday. Interesting so far.


The title of that second book of warm-mongering is a tad confusing: “Climatology versus Pseudoscience: Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics”.
‘Global warming’ ‘sceptics’ for the most part seem to eschew prediction – excepting the reasonable one that the warm-mongers predictions won’t pan out. Based on the latter’s failure rate it would seem they’re the ones indulging in pseudoscience.


Sometimes I think people of this ilk should be sent to environmental reeducation camp and made to build roads for the oil companies on the north slope of Alaska. See how friendly and endangered they think the polar bears are then.


Polar bears are polar had doing well.
If you mean, should WUWT focus on and post comments timely as they have become little more than a USA today blog of snippets- you’ve got a solid point. Stupid is as….

You’re not making sense.

david smith

Do wot?


Apologies John but can you please clarify what you are saying? It seems a little disordered.
Thank you.

I would interpret that as “Polar bears are polar and doing well”. The second part is much more cryptic, with a variety of potential interpretations.

Joel Snider

I’ve always said people who are over concerned about the plight of polar bears/lions/grizzlies and other such large predators might benefit from a real up-close and personal look at one in hunting mode.

Steyn wrote,
” . . . our favorite climate wackadoodle, “Sou” aka Miriam O’Brien and her fanboying the flames . . .”

Dear Miriam O’Brien ,
It appears to me that Steyn is an eloquent judge of your blogging demeanor and personal character.
But, I have a question. Why do you (Miriam) scream that there is a broad con$piracy against Michael E. Mann (Penn State Univ) by all the many scientists who have been writing things that are significantly and severely critical of virtually all of his work product?
My answer to that question is that I think you (Miriam) scream con$piracy by scientific critics of Michael E. Mann because emotionally you have irrational impulses to do professional harm to people who do not accept your climate religion belief in Michael E. Mann.

We can only wish Steyn the very best, as Mann deserves everything he gets. As a supposed scientist he is a joke, as a serial litigator he shows us exactly what he is, namely a sad deceitful individual desperate to hide the facts from scrutiny by a sceptical world.
My order for the book is going in now.


I’m hoping the court rules as it should and Steyn is held to account for his poorly worded comments.


So you’re saying “poorly worded comments” justifies the wrath of a crooked DC judiciary?
Funny how Mann thought he was going to come out of this the winner and the public gets a dose of the truth instead.
Maybe he’d like a little sweet relish on that hockey stick. That’s how I’m enjoying it.


We will see who has the relish on their stick……


With some very hot chilli.


I’m sure the adjusted data will show that Mark’s book actually dropped to #15,234,179


On the contrary. After Amazon homogenizes AND adjusts the data, it will be #1…


Did you invert the data and use Mike’s trick to hide the decline?


Oh ? He only sold 15 million of them so far? from what 17 mil,? geez and darn.

Ryan S.

Sou is absolutely eviscerated by Steyn. As the kids would say, “pwned.”

Gary Pearse

Well, I picked up both the “Disgrace..” and “Climate Change…” from Mark’s website. I thought I’d better hurry before a paper shortage develops. Mark is a national treasure in a number of countries for his jousting for freedom of speech, one of the cornerstones of our civilization that is being stamped out by the left directly and through their corruption of education. The latter is most evident in much of the stuff of detractors on this site who, true to plan, have no idea they’ve been processed by their masters. Anthony, thank you for creating a place where thinking individuals can go and unthinking individuals can hopefully be freed from the plan.


Sou, elle ne vaut pas un sou.


What is LOL in French? svp?

Non Nomen

MDR =”mort de rire”.
De rien, asybot.


Just “pre-ordered” the kindle version…Amazon says it will send it out on September 1st…..
Anthony may want to correct that…..(not immediately available)

I like Steyn. Quick-minded, intelligent, fearless, and clever. He stumbled into this fight by almost accident – and it IS a fight – and has proven to be a quite valuable combatant.


ignore – following comments


Excellent advice, TonyG.
I’ve ignored your post as requested and, just as you are doing, I am following all of the comments.
(Didn’t have much to go on but that’s how I interpreted your comment after guessing at the other words needed to flesh out your three words and a dash.)


That hyphen is rather important. Takes on a whole new meaning otherwise. I wish there were a way to follow comments without making a comment though.


Glad you could make it back to clarify. I thought that might be something like that; it wasn’t much to go on. There should be an internet shorthand acronym for that… FTCBIR (Forced To Comment Before I Can Read)… or something similar. I don’t know of one so I guess you get to make one up, eh?

I am still waiting for delivery of Steyn’s book and I wish it and your Climate Change the Facts all the success in the world.
I knew my book would not be a big seller, but I must say I am tickled to see that I have outsold alarmists’ books like Dana Nuccitelli’s by 3 fold. Nutacelli ranks 849,477 vs my 290,000. However those numbers do change by the hour and by as much as 2 fold. Still I take great pride in knowing my book exposing bad climate/ecological science has outsold Dana Nuccitelli’s attempt to undermine skeptics.


Jim, yours was the first one I read in my quest to find out the truth about climate change; opening the doors to many, many more. Almost inconceivable the degree to which educated, worldly people have been utterly hoodwinked by this hysteria. An excellent book, which I’ve shared with friends. MANY eyes opened!

Sam The First

Meanwhile, out there in lala land, America’s brainwashed children are suing Obama for ‘failing to stop climate change’. I suppose kids in the US are taught neither critical thinking nor any hard science, so they are unable to judge whether they are being fooled by propaganda. What a cynical stunt.

Michael Jankowski

They should be suing over the debt they’re inheriting. But noooooooo…

I was pleasantly surprised to find that if you order both the Kindle version and the paperback, you get a $7 discount on the Kindle version. Pretty cool. I like having books on my phone since I usually read when on the bus to and from work. Anyway, looking forward to the book!


Ya gotta agree with Sou’s comment that Mann is “a symbol of climate scientists and science everywhere”. And that is the sad part.

Anthony notes in the post: “Dana Nuccitelli’s Climatology versus Pseudoscience: Exposing the Failed Predictions of Global Warming Skeptics at #849,477”.
Wow. Nuccitelli’s book is only 5 months old and it’s that low.

Non Nomen

Hopefully, there will be no second edition, because one is alredy too much.


Mark Steyn should consider sending 9 signed copies to SCOTUS so they can read and consider their “opinion” in Mass V EPA that CO2 as a pollutant falls under the control of the Clean Air Act…my copy is already pre-ordered.

Stein Bergsmark

I just preordered the Kindle version. Spread the word! Order yourself and have others do it too!
Esilex Montagrius


If we were to plot a chart of order volume on Amazon for this book, what would it look like? there is a sports related word for the shape, but it eludes me at this moment, could someone help?

Sweet Old Bob

Grand Slam ?

Sweet Old Bob

Umm…Joe…pretty sure you meant Hockey Stick , but I like “grand slam” (8>))

Gary Hladik

” there is a sports related word for the shape, but it eludes me at this moment, could someone help?
You’re thinking of the shape of a middle finger, directed at the Mann.


How is “Slam Dunk”?


Aside from M. Mann, I’m starting to notice a whole new sector of enviro reporters/consultants/media experts in news stories, including stories not about their profession. Just how vast is this cadre or money takers and opinion shapers? And where are the pod farms they are coming from, as in replicants?

Gary Pearse

There can be little doubt that a large number of the buyers of both “A Disgrace…” and “Climate Change….”, both surprise best sellers, are the proponents of CAGW. They will change a few of the minds not fully steeped and scleroticized among those near edge of the consensus and the “peer review” that Mann has received will encourage more boldness dissent among the long suffering faint-hearted who have been bullied into the consensus by the ‘Mastodons’ of climate science.

Ted Getzel

Just ordered a copy — go Mark!


I was going to include the following line in my Amazon review, as I have (and have now read) the book courtesy of having ordered from Steyn:
“This book could well have been subtitled ‘The case for why a reasonable person could conclude that Dr Michael Mann is a (what’s that word the unjustifiably credentialed Doctor likes to litigate)’.”


Pre-ordered in June, I received it today in France. A fabulous, easy to read collection of statements of eminent scientists, completely debunking climate alarmism.


Just bought the Kindle version. It says it’ll be delivered Sept. 1. Looking forward to reading it.

Laws of Nature

Hmm, I tried to post this at Greg Laden’s page on Mark’s book, but it seems to be offensive!?
(the page is worht checking out, so far the strongest response to Mark’s list of citations, however bear in mind that this is an older article about an older list of citations)
Here is what I was trying to post:
Hello there,
I would like to contrast two citations on some proxies in Finnland:
“Matti Saarnisto: In that article [Science], my group’s research material from Korttajärvi, near Jyväskylä, was used in such a way that the Medieval Warm Period was shown as a mirror image. The graph was flipped upside-down. In this email I received yesterday from one of the authors of the article, my good friend Professor Ray Bradley …says there was a large group of researchers who had been handling an extremely large amount of research material, and at some point it happened that this graph was turned upside-down. But then this happened yet another time in Science, and now I doubt if it can be a mistake anymore. But how it is possible that this type of material is repeatedly published in these top science journals? There is a small circle going round and around, relatively few people are reviewing each other’s papers, and that is in my opinion the worrying aspect.”
“The claim that ‘‘upside down’’ data were used is bizarre.
Multivariate regression methods are insensitive to the sign of predictors. Screening, when used, employed one-sided tests only when a definite sign could be a priori reasoned on physical grounds. Potential nonclimatic influences on the Tiljander and other proxies were discussed in the SI, which showed that none of our central conclusions relied on their use.”
I actually dont know which is more worrysome, that Mann seems to fail to be willing to correct his mistake or the claim that his algorithm would use data with the wrong sign to increase the certainty of a trend..
Last not least I would recommend that you should look up the statements about the censored directory (which seems directly relevant to the Mann-Steyn lawsuit):
For a skeptical opinion look chapter 5 here:
These are two examples where the facts seems to strongly disagree with Mann’s versions.


Amazon ratings do not matter. Our elected politicians are in to climate change alarmism hook, line and sinker. It’s too late to put a pause on the gravy train sadly.


***meanwhile, cool dudes who got all the MSM praise imaginable for their anti- “climate change denial” documentary, failed spectacularly at the box office.
Wikipedia: The Yes Men Are Revolting
The Yes Men Are Revolting is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Nix and The Yes Men, a culture jamming duo who use the aliases Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno…
The film follows their exploits as they prank various organizations and corporations who engage in ***climate change denial…
It was released theatrically on June 12, 2015, in the US. As of July 30, 2015, it has grossed $50,190…
Harvey of Variety called it “another entertaining mix of agitpop, pranksterism and autobiography”…
Sheri Linden of the Los Angeles Times wrote that “fans will find fewer of the elaborate deadpan stunts than they might have hoped for”, but the ones included “highlight corporate greed and governmental shortsightedness as shrewdly as ever”…
Stephen Holden of The New York Times made it a NYT Critics’ Pick and wrote that it “has a personal poignancy that is missing in the forerunners”…
Clarke of The Village Voice wrote, “Their globetrotting easy conversation, nitpicking, and laughter despite anger and environmental upset create an unusual space for the viewer to do the same.”…
Michael O’Sullivan of The Washington Post rated it 3.5/5 stars …
Mojo Box Office: The Yes Men are Revolting
Domestic Total as of Jul. 30, 2015: $50,190
Widest Release: 20 theaters
In Release:49 days / 7 weeks


Michael Mann looked really nervous on the real time interview. When Maher asked, “This is super duper settled science right?” Man paused, blushed and looked a little quesy for a minute. I get the feeling guys like Maher are going to slowly back of this climate change thing. I believe all the main American news channels have. The damage control part of this movement has been going on for a few years now and I believe he finally caught the stench of it. When the gig is up whenever that happens guys like Maher will most likely blame the scientific establishment and take no credit for their hysteria and misjudgment for themselves. The victim mentality.Pass the puck


Who is Bill Maher? another failed comedian/ journalist/ news reporter?