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The Decline, the Stick and The Trick – Part 1

One of the central claims of The Trick, if not the most central claim, was that “hiding the decline” was nothing more than an inopportune phrase about a single diagram. It wasn’t.  The “trick to hide the decline” was an inopportune, if revealing, phrase, but rather than the issue being limited to a single diagram, […]

The IPCC AR6 Hockeystick

Although climate scientists keep telling that defects in their “hockey stick” proxy reconstructions don’t matter – that it doesn’t matter whether they use data upside down, that it doesn’t matter if they cherry pick individual series depending on whether they go up in the 20th century, that it doesn’t matter if they discard series that […]

Brandon’s ebook on the Hockey Stick

  A couple of years ago, Brandon Shollenberger  wrote up a lengthy review of Mann’s Hockey Stick Wars at Lucia’s.  Brandon has fleshed out his review in an ebook here. Brandon summarized the book as follows: “there is a great deal of misinformation, and even disinformation, polluting the airwaves. One prime example was world renowned […]

Make a stick, make a stick

NASA blogger Gavin Schmidt as part of his ongoing attempt to rehabilitate Mannian paleoclimate reconstructions, characterized here as dendro-phrenology, has drawn attention to a graphic posted up at Mann’s website in November 2009. In this graphic, Mann responded to criticisms that his “no-dendro” stick had been contaminated by bridge-building sediments despite warnings from the author […]

Volkskrant: The Hockey Team Strikes Back

Martin van Calmthout (who boo’ed the award to Marcel Crok) has published a long article in today’s Volkskrant in Holland. I have enclosed a somewhat tidied machine-translation from; I don’t speak Dutch and don’t vouch for anything. (update: Hans Erren edited a prior version and his version follows). The Dutch version follows the English […]

Spot the Hockey Stick #14: The BBC

Of all news outlets across the world, the supposedly unbiased BBC has been one of the greatest cheerleaders of global warming alarmism in general, and the Hockey Stick in particular. My encounters with the journalists who write on the BBC website have been brusque and condescending. As a mere taxpayer and license fee payer, I […]

WSJ: Hockey Stick "on ice"

The Wall Street Journal published this editorial last Friday, on the Hockey Stick controversy and the work of Steve McIntyre: Hockey Stick on Ice Politicizing the science of global warming. Friday, February 18, 2005 12:01 a.m. EST On Wednesday National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman canceled the season, and we guess that’s a loss. But […]

Sci-Am: Mann and the Hockey Stick

“Hagiography” according to Wordnet, at Princeton University means “a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person (especially a person who is a saint)”. Now that you know this, try reading here this Scientific American article written by David Appell about Michael Mann, creator of the Hockey Stick. I’ve quite a strong stomach, but it’s difficult […]

Ofcom Decision: A Humiliating Defeat for Bob Ward and the Myles Allen 37

Ofcom, the U.K. television regulator, has rendered a remarkable decision. People interested in what was actually decided will, unfortunately, have to consult the original judgment at Ofcom, rather than the BBC accounts (here, here) of the judgment. BBC stated: The Great Global Warming Swindle, a controversial Channel 4 film, broke Ofcom rules, the media regulator […]

Gore Scientific "Adviser" says that he has no "responsibility" for AIT errors

In earlier posts, we observed that Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth claimed that “Dr Thompson’s thermometer” confirmed Michael Mann’s hockey stick, but, when analysed, what Gore described as “Dr Thompson’s thermometer” merely proved to be Michael Mann’s hockey stick mis-identified. No wonder it resembled Mann’s hockey stick – or, to use the phrase more common […]