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The post on Rob Wilson's lecture has certainly caused some seismic activity in the climate blogosphere.

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Nature's trick redux.

Oct 21, 2013 at 11:58 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

Between a crock and a tarred trace.

Oct 22, 2013 at 12:30 AM | Registered CommenterHaroldW

Is that a hockey stick I see before me?

Oct 22, 2013 at 6:04 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

@ Phillip Bratby

Indeed ... so pls. forgive me for ...

Alas, poor Mann, we knew him well

Out! Out! Damn crock

The moving goal-posts of East Anglia woods

Et tu, Wilson?


P.S. Wonderful work, as always, Josh!

Oct 22, 2013 at 7:50 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

Oh what a work is Mann.

It is rare to see someone actually dig their grave tweet by tweet; but armed with only a broken stick Mann is getting the job done.

Josh, as ever, the puzzled look tells the tale.

Thank you.

Oct 22, 2013 at 8:07 AM | Unregistered Commenterjay currie

@ Hilary

Just to expand a little, Shakespeare being so prescient:

Is this a hockey stick which I see before me,
The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
I have thee not, and yet I see thee still.
Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible
To feeling as to sight? or art thou but
A hockey stick of the mind, a false creation,
Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain?
I see thee yet, in form as palpable
As this which now I draw.

Oct 22, 2013 at 8:16 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Hats off to Tasmin Edwards for having the guts to stand up to Mann who acts like little more than a kindergarten playground bully.

As others have said - he is digging his own scientific demise with each petulant dummy spitting tweet.

He should remember - "Too many Tweets make a Twat"

(Twat - UK English for Cooch)

Oct 22, 2013 at 8:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterDoug UK

How to win friends and influence people

Michael E. Mann ‏@MichaelEMann 6h
@flimsin Tamsin, I don’t need to be lectured on “tone” by you, of all people. Uninterested in a profile-raising twitter debate w/ you.

Oct 22, 2013 at 8:33 AM | Unregistered CommenterMessenger

Those, like me, with long memories will remember that our friend Lord Deben was once described in a similar way

Oct 22, 2013 at 8:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterArthur Dent

@ Phillip Bratby

Nice one! And with sincere apologies to the late great prescient bard, I offer ..

The quality of climate science is quite strained
It droppeth as the heavy rain from Pachauri
Upon the place beneath. It is twice cursed:
It curseth him that's pal reviewed and him that's not
'Tis gloomiest in the gloomiest: It becomes
The Mannian monarch better than his stick
A sceptic shows the force of statistical power
The attributes and detection
Wherein doth sit the doom and gloom of man
But no mercy is above the unsceptic sway
It is enshrined in their feet of clay
It is an attribute to Gaia herself
And peon power doth then show likest Nature's
When common sense seasons reason.

Oct 22, 2013 at 9:26 AM | Registered CommenterHilary Ostrov

Ode to a Po.

Shall I compare thee to Mann's PCA?
Thou art more shapely and more numerate.

( A po can handle numbers one and two.)

Oct 22, 2013 at 10:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterSleepalot

The stick's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.

Oct 22, 2013 at 10:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterNeil McEvoy

Love all the Shakespeare!

Oct 22, 2013 at 10:49 AM | Registered CommenterJosh

Thanks Josh: As I said above, the bard was so prescient.

Oct 22, 2013 at 11:28 AM | Registered CommenterPhillip Bratby

Reading this while listening to ELO, I bow my head in the general direction of England.

Oct 22, 2013 at 1:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Silver

The Many Crocks of Mann
The Mann of many crocks

Oct 22, 2013 at 2:04 PM | Unregistered Commenterktwop

I said 'I'm a big follower of google' not 'a big swallower of pot noodle!'

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:08 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

“A man's character may be learned from the adjectives which he habitually uses in conversation”
Mark Twain quote

Oct 22, 2013 at 4:33 PM | Registered CommenterPharos

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