Showing posts with label Hockey stick. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hockey stick. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Michael Mann, The climate scientist who the deniers have in their sights

He didn't court controversy, but is happy to make use of it
The Independent
By Steve Connor
(From the blog: This article introduces a view on the controversy surrounding climate change. It revolves around a central figure of the debate, prof. M. Man. After introducing his famous “hockey stick” type reproduction of climate evolution during the past few centuries, he has been the target of a heated criticism. The criticism involves data used, models, assumed intentions which shifts the issue into politics. We are not climatologists. We know for sure that polar icecaps are melting. Therefore we could summarize the ongoing debate into two fundamental questions. First, are the observed changes long-term trends? And second: Can we quantify the human related contribution to global climate?)