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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 […]

McKitrick: What the Hockey Stick Debate is About?

Ross McKitrick has an engaging presentation of the Hockey Stick Debate presented on April 4, 2005. Here is the abstract: The hockey stick debate is about two things. At a technical level it concerns a well-known study that characterized the state of the Earth’s climate over the past thousand years and seemed to prove a […]

Spot the Hockey Stick #13:

Sometimes the Mann Hockey Stick (1999) is eclipsed by another reconstruction which goes twice as far back and with even less statistical significance (if that’s possible) than the original. Yes, it’s the "Mann Hockey Stick mark deux" produced by Drs Jones and Mann to widespread indifference in 2003. Steve has tried replicating this one as […]

BBC on "Hockey Stick Row"

Thanks to a couple of readers, who’ve pointed out both a discussion of the "Hockey Stick Row" and its inclusion as a question fo the week. The question of the week was here A row erupted this week over the so-called "hockey stick graph". What does this graph purport to show? A: The bending of […]

Spot the Hockey Stick #10: The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency

Here on climateaudit, it never fails to amaze us how many different ways that the Hockey Stick appears in various guises. But on the other hand, its use in the context of "greenhouse warming", "anthropogenic climate change" or the Kyoto Protocol appears almost universal. For all the bleating about "other studies" which "confirm the Mann, […]

Spot the Hockey Stick #9: Andrew Weaver

It’s been too long since our last round of Spot the Hockey Stick! but despite the impressive backpedalling of some that the Mann, Bradley and Hughes study is sooo old hat and soooo last millennium, it’s still being cited at breathtaking pace as the best thing in climate science since the thermometer. Thus we come […]

Spot the Hockey Stick #8: The Freeserve Brighton Website

Here’s a blast from the past. This particular site was used zillions of times on Usenet whenever global warming was "discussed". I use the "scare quotes" because to describe what goes on on Usenet as "discussion" is like describing global thermonuclear war as "a mild case of suntan" Anywho, here’s the graph of temperature and […]

Spot The Hockey Stick #7: The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

I know what you’re thinking: Who, they? Me too. According to the website: IGBP is an international scientific research programme built on interdisciplinarity, networking and integration. It addresses scientific questions where an international approach is the best or the only way to provide an answer. We add value to a large number of individual, national […]

Spot the Hockey Stick #6: New Zealand

One of the fun parts about finding the Hockey Stick is the many guises in which it appears. If you didn’t know what you were looking at, you could easily miss the significance of the information provided for you by people in authority. Today’s scientific authority is the government of New Zealand.

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 […]