By Rich Kozlovich
For my regular readers I apologize for not posting since Wednesday. Unfortunately I have a job that interferes with my life, and I been so busy with my work that I couldn't focus on my life. However there is one story that I have been following from the beginning....and enjoying.... that I wish to keep front and center.
First, I would like to lay little more foundation to the below linked articles regarding Michael Mann, the creator of the Hockey Stick Graph, and his penchant for suing those who have challenged his scientific integrity....and not without some foundation. Please review this article I Will Huff and Puff and Blow Your House Down, (I lifted this title from something said by Jon Ray) followed by Zone of Reality: Mann Versus Ball. These two posts will help to get a deeper understanding of the below articles better.
However this article, A new hockeystick?, by Jon Ray of Greenie Watch, from 2008 gives deeper foundation to understanding this issue.
Climate High-Sticking: The Unmanly Mann By Steven Hayward
Oh this is going to be fun. Michael Mann—he of the iconic climate change “hockey stick” that purports to prove man-made climate change by displaying how global temperature is at its highest level in 2000 years (somehow making the Medieval warm period disappear)—is threatening to sue National Review and Mark Steyn (and perhaps Peter Wood of the National Association of Scholars) for libel for questioning whether Penn State’s exoneration of Mann over the “Climategate” scandal was as self-serving as their investigation of Jerry Sandusky. Rand Simberg wrote in a blogpost post that “Mann could be said to be the Jerry Sandusky of climate science, except that instead of molesting children, he has molested and tortured data in the service of politicized science that could have dire economic consequences for the nation and planet.”…. As we see now with Mann, people from his scientific circle can dish it out to people like Lomborg, but can’t take it….. As I say, deposing this entire happy band of climateers will be great fun.
Get Lost - My response to Michael Mann By Rich Lowry
So, as you might have heard, Michael Mann of Climategate infamy is threatening to sue us. Mann is upset — very, very upset — with this Mark Steyn Corner post, which had the temerity to call Mann’s hockey stick “fraudulent.” The Steyn post was mild compared with other things that have been said about the notorious hockey stick, and, in fact, it fell considerably short of an item about Mann published elsewhere that Steyn quoted in his post…… He’s going to go to great trouble and expense to embark on a losing cause that will expose more of his methods and maneuverings to the world. In short, he risks making an ass of himself. But that hasn’t stopped him before.