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The "hockey stick" graph of world temperatures is the only so much influential icon within the global-warming debate, promoted by means of the UN's transnational weather forms, featured in Al Gore's Oscar-winning motion picture, utilized by governments around the globe to promote the Kyoto Accord to their electorate, and proven to impressionable schoolchildren from kindergarten to graduation.

And but what it purports to "prove" is disputed and denied through some of the world's most outstanding scientists. during this riveting publication, Mark Steyn has compiled the concepts of the world's scientists, of their personal phrases, on hockey-stick writer Michael E Mann, his stick and their harm to technological know-how. From Canada to Finland, Scotland to China, Belgium to New Zealand, from venerable Nobel Laureates to full of life younger researchers on both sides of the talk study the hockey inventory and the broader weather wars it helped release.

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I Mann is an island TRUST ME, I’M A SCIENTIST We need to remember what science is - it is not a compilation of facts. Rather it is a set of processes used to gather relatively reliable information about the world we live in, our societies and ourselves. It is the formality of these processes that gives science its privilege and validity over other claims to knowledge about our world that can only come from belief, received wisdom, or anecdote. 22 PROFESSOR SIR PETER GLUCKMAN, ONZ, KNZM, FRS, FMEDSCI, FRSNZ ARTHUR E MILLS MEMORIAL ORATION TO THE ROYAL AUSTRALASIAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS, MAY 18TH 2014 PETER GLUCKMAN is the Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of New Zealand, and broadly supportive of the general line on “climate change”.

DR MICHAEL R FOX, PHD (1936-2011) Nuclear scientist, Professor of Chemistry at Idaho State University and researcher at the National Engineering Laboratory. Chairman of the American Nuclear Society’s Public Information Committee. In 2008, in evidence submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency, Dr Fox said the following37: The hockey stick is a name given to a graph of reconstructed temperature data… The “handle” of the hockey stick graph is intended to portray rather flat, constant global temperatures extending from about 1000 AD to about 1900.

As The Chronicle of Higher Education reported in 2006, re the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Third Assessment21: In the first figure of the summary, the authors chose to highlight only one of the long-term temperature reconstructions: the hockey-stick curve from Mr Mann’s group. When Sir John T Houghton, leader of the IPCC’s scientific working group, appeared before the television cameras to unveil his committee’s long-awaited report, he had a poster behind him bearing a large image of the hockey stick.

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