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James Delingpole On The Golly Hockey Stick Global Warming Lie

by | 29th, September 2009

MAN-made global warming is a lie. A lie! James Delingpole has seen the light – and the hockey stick curve:

Those of you who saw An Inconvenient Truth may remember, if you weren’t asleep by that stage, the key scene where big green Al deploys his terrifying graph to show how totally screwed we all are by man-made global warming. This graph – known as the Hockey Stick Curve – purports to show rising global temperatures through the ages. In the part representing the late twentieth century it shoots up almost vertically. To emphasise his point that this is serious and that if we don’t act NOW we’re doomed, Al Gore – wearing a wry smile which says: “Sure folks, this is kinda funny. But don’t forget how serious it is too” – climbs on to a mini-lift in order to be able to reach the top of the chart. Cue consensual gasps from his parti pris audience.

The Hockey Stick:

Except that the graph – devised in 1998 by a US climatologist called Dr Michael Mann –  is based on a huge lie, as Sceptics have been saying for quite some time. The first thing they noticed is that this “Hockey Stick” (based on tree ring data, one of the most accurate ways of recording how climate changes over the centuries) is that it seemed completely to omit the Medieval Warming Period.

It’s selective data. Al Gore’s film does not show the full picture.

More on Mann’s Big Curve Balls – via Marc Morano:

The below links and articles are a guide to Professor Michael Mann’s various “Hockey Stick” inventions.

Oh No! Not again! Michael Mann’s new invention! The Hurricane ‘Hockey Stick!’ – August 13, 2009 – Mann claims ‘Atlantic hurricanes developed more frequently during last decade than at any point in at least 1,000 years’

Mann’s new hurricane ‘invention’ ridiculed by Hurricane experts! – August 13, 2009 – Mann arrived at ‘very erroneous conclusions because of using improper data and illogical techniques’

Steve McIntyre tears into study: ‘Check Kiting’: ‘Resulting in a curve that looks pretty much like every other Mannian curve’

Meteorologist rips Mann: ‘Just when you think it couldn’t get any more bizarre in Mann-world’

Meteorologist rips Mann’s Hurricane ‘Hockey Stick’: ‘Just when you think it couldn’t get any more bizarre in Mann-world’

Woods Hole embraces the Medieval Warm Period – contradict Michael ‘Hockey Stick’ Mann’s proxy data – August 27, 2009

Flashback: Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick ‘most discredited study in history of Science’

Flashback 2008: Studies and scientists debunk Mann’s ‘new hockey stick’

Flashback 2008: Oops! Mann incorrectly Cites Mt. Kilimanjaro as evidence of man-made global warming

Mann and Cohorts Revealed! Real Climate Exposed! A Comprehensive Report on the ‘Real’

Watts Up With That has more.

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