Mann on the Lack of MSM Climate Coverage: “One has to wonder if television networks are compromised…”

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Michael Mann, inventor of the iconic Hockey Stick Graph, is concerned that TV networks might have been “compromised” into downplaying the climate crisis. Why has climate change been ignored in the presidential debates? While we rake over Clinton’s emails and Trump’s late-night tweets, climate has been the elephant in the…

A call to action – give #ClimateThanks

Another Internet campaign that could go horribly wrong… Tom Nelson advises me that the Yale Project on Climate Change Communications decided to prod readers into giving “Climate Thanks” this Thanksgiving on Twitter. A silly idea for sure, but certainly better than advocating eating “tofurkey” to lessen climate change. I’m sure WUWT readers have lots to…

Virginia is for warmers? Data says no.

A new tool for climate data visualization is showcased David Walton writes to tell us about a satirical piece by Mark Steyn – titled Virginia is for Warmers I was blessedly out of the country on Tuesday, so I’m belatedly catching up on post-election analysis. But I see that self-proclaimed Nobel laureate Michael Mann is hailing Virginia’s…

The big green machine: McAuliffe, Mann, and Megadollars

From the irascible Joe Romm at Climate Progress: But how did this happen? Follow the money. The Daily Caller has this story: Big ‘green’ dollars propel McAuliffe to victory Environmental activists poured millions of dollars into the Virginia gubernatorial campaign to help propel Democrat Terry McAuliffe to victory over Republican opponent Ken Cuccinelli. Environmental groups…

Dr. Michael Mann’s dishonest political messaging

When something is this ridiculous, all you can do is point and laugh. Michael Mann lends his image for political purposes in campaign video for called “Crusades Against Science 101″ with Professor Michael Mann”. Here’s the laughable imagery: The imagery is dishonest. I challenge Dr. Mann to find any home in Norfolk that looks like…

Sticking it to the Mann

Global warming has stopped. Get over it.  A response to Michael Mann in the Richmond Times Dispatch By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley The collapsed global warming scare certainly has some odd characters coming to its defense in this paper. Michael Mann (Aug. 25), whom the Attorney General of Virginia investigated under the Fraud Against Taxpayers…

Mad Mann

From Dr. Michael Mann’s Twitter feed today: What is he mad about? Probably the same thing a bunch of the same people were mad about last year when I was interviewed on PBS. How DARE they let somebody who has skeptical views speak? The comments from Joe Bastardi in Mann’s Twitter feed were ignored. Here…

Oh Mann! Paper demonstrates that tree-ring proxy temperature data is ‘seriously compromised’

Michael Mann won’t be happy about this. A new paper now in open review in the journal Climate of the Past suggests that “modern sample bias “has “seriously compromised” tree-ring temperature reconstructions, producing an “artificial positive signal [e.g. ‘hockey stick’] in the final chronology.” Basically, older trees grow slower, and that mimics the temperature signal…

Peter Gleick Makes Progress… by Hoping People Die

Post by Brandon Shollenberger Rhetoric in climate change debates has never been highbrow.  There’s lots of name calling, gotcha games and other petty behavior.  Still, there’s something about suggesting people you dislike should die that turns most people off.  That’s why I was somewhat surprised when I read a blog post by Greg Laden which…

Michael Mann – the ‘accidental’ warmist

With each passing day, Dr. Mann’s Q score becomes stranger and stranger. Mark Steyn (whom Dr. Mann is suing for libel) observes an emergent phenomenon – Mann’s accidental emergence into the public stage in a post facto sort of way. =========================== Steyn writes: National Review and I have a court date next month for Big…

Climate Craziness of the week – with the physical signature of UHI staring them right in the face, Mann & Borenstein go with their ‘gut’ instincts

Some people wonder if Michael Mann is simply an activist masquerading as a scientist, this lends credence to that idea. I wonder if Dr. Mann has ever visited weather stations in China to understand what is going on there? I have. I had to laugh when I saw this quote from Mann in Seth Borenstein’s…

Michael Mann says climate models cannot explain the Medieval Warming Period – I say they can’t even explain the present

Ice core data shows CO2 levels changed less than 10 parts per million from 1600-1800 during the MWP. From the Hockey Schtick:  A new paper from Schurer et al (with Mann as co-author) finds that climate “models cannot explain the warm conditions around 1000 [years before the present, during the Medieval Warming Period] seen in some…

Mannian money madness

Tom Nelson writes: Bummer: If the Kochs are really spending $100 million annually on climate change denial (as Michael Mann claims), why is prominent skeptic JoNova forking over her own cash to replace her five-year-old computer?

Dr. Michael Mann, Smooth Operator

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach People sometimes ask why I don’t publish in the so-called scientific journals. Here’s a little story about that. Back in 2004, Michael Mann wrote a mathematically naive piece about how to smooth the ends of time series. It was called “On smoothing potentially non-stationary climate time series“, and it was…

The ScAm Gets Worse—An Open Letter To Bora Zivkovic

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Dear Bora; I know, I know, like many people I didn’t think it was possible for Scientific American magazine to sink any lower. I loved Scientific American as a kid, the “Amateur Scientist” column was a godsend on the ranch. But then, slowly your magazine morphed, first into less-science, then…

A Conspiracy of One

Guest post by Brandon Shollenberger Words cannot describe the humor of Michael Mann’s latest post: As professional climate change deniers become increasingly irrelevant and desperate, so do their distraction and smear efforts. These are mostly just noise in the background these days, as the media increasingly appears to be recognizing the intellectual bankruptcy of the…

Michael Mann’s new ‘trick’, pulled off at the American Geophysical Union Convention – exposed by McIntyre

Mike’s AGU Trick By Steve McIntyre There has been considerable recent discussion of the fact that observations have been running cooler than models – see, for example, Lucia’s discussion of IPCC AR5 SOD Figure 9.8 (see here). However, Michael Mann at AGU took an entirely different line. Mann asserted that observations were running as hot or…

Michael Mann gets SLAPPed

UPDATE: It is revealed that Mann gets $10,000 speakers fees, but he’s worried about some calendars I made.  See below. From the “we are still laughing at him” department, comes this news via LeClair Ryan who writes: ============================================================= As I predicted last month, Michael Mann’s suit against the National Review, Competitive Enterprise Institute and two…

The roadmap less traveled

Guest post by Chris Horner Information continues to flow in the struggle to bail out the Hockey Team, piecing together the relevant “context” to ClimateGate. This pursuit is of critical importance to the Team, and “the cause”, given the solemn vow that this missing context would explain ClimateGate away as something other than “the worst…

Mann -vs- NRO legal battle, heating up

Reposted from National Review Online Please support us in our fight against Professor Michael Mann. By Jack Fowler We’re being sued, and we need your help. Let me recap: A lawsuit has been formally filed by Professor Michael Mann against National Review and Mark Steyn. You know Mann: The Penn State academic and self-proclaimed (and bogus)…

Mann has filed suit against NRO (now the laughing begins)

This just in. Here’s a potential bombshell for the Mann: Mann’s hockey stick disappears – and CRU’s Briffa helps make the MWP live again by pointing out bias in the data ======================================================== Popcorn futures* continue their unprecedented climb: UPDATE: Sunday 10/28 Mark Steyn writes an uproariously funny but at the same time stinging evisceration of Dr.…

Statement/Update on ATI v. UVa/Mann

From The American Tradition Institute – September 18th, 2012 Yesterday the American Tradition Institute (ATI) participated in more than four hours of oral argument in the Prince William County Circuit Court, in its effort to have faculty emails which were paid for by the taxpayer, in pursuit of taxpayer funded employment, declared public records, declared subject…

ATI and the Mann case update

While I was a bit busy with other things (my PBS interview generated quite a lot of interest as well as hate mail) there was other news. Most notable was the ruling against ATI’s FOIA case with the University of Virginia. I don’t have any press release yet from ATI, but I’ll pass it along…

Mike’s Amazon Trick

Over at Bishop Hill, there’s an eye opening story by Shub Niggurath about the orchestration of book reviews for Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars using John Cook’s “secret” forum for the climate “in” crowd. It is a tangled web of reading, but since this is Dr. Stephan Levandowsky’s week to point out…