By Mark Steyn (editor), Mark Steyn, Josh

The "hockey stick" graph of worldwide temperatures is the only such a lot influential icon within the global-warming debate, promoted by means of the UN's transnational weather paperwork, featured in Al Gore's Oscar-winning motion picture, utilized by governments world wide to promote the Kyoto Accord to their voters, and proven to impressionable schoolchildren from kindergarten to graduation.

And but what it purports to "prove" is disputed and denied via the various world's most outstanding scientists. during this riveting booklet, Mark Steyn has compiled the options of the world's scientists, of their personal phrases, on hockey-stick author Michael E Mann, his stick and their harm to technological know-how. From Canada to Finland, Scotland to China, Belgium to New Zealand, from venerable Nobel Laureates to full of life younger researchers on both sides of the controversy research the hockey inventory and the broader weather wars it helped release.

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And the hockestick [sic] was born. Hans E18 And so it began. ~Mark Steyn is the author of the international bestsellers America Alone and After America, as well as the acclaimed theatrical classic Broadway Babies Say Goodnight. His latest book is The [Un]documented Mark Steyn, and his latest album is Goldfinger, which includes what Ted Nugent calls Steyn’s “killer” version of “Cat Scratch Fever”. PROLOGUE “A colossal mistake” DR JERRY D MAHLMAN, PHD (1940-2012) Director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory and Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton.

But as important a goal for me is lifting the climate of fear that Mann and his fellow enforcers have imposed on a critical field of science and in the broader sphere of public policy. The ugly retaliation that the climate mullahs use against anyone who steps out of line - as we’ll see later in the hockey-sticking of distinguished Swedish scientist Lennart Bengtsson - ought to appall any real man of science. You shouldn’t have to be a Nobel Laureate like Ivar Giaever or as well-connected as Michael Liebreich to be able to speak out without suffering bloody reprisals.

These people reject not only his science but his style - the peculiarly vicious yet self-defeating “climate war” mentality so unsuited to a great grey blur of contradictory uncertainties. You can believe in anthropogenic global warming, an impending ice age, solar heating, natural variability or no big deal whatever happens, and still regret the appalling damage done to climate science by Mann’s total war in service of a piece of cartoon climatology by a one-stick pony. Yet the real question is not whether “most scientists” dismiss the hockey stock today, but why more scientists didn’t denounce it back then.

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