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Thursday
Jun112015

A disgrace to the profession

You really don't want to mess about with Mark Steyn, who is nothing if not a guy who is prepared to stick up for himself. In response to Michael Mann's libel suit, Steyn has not only countersued but now has written a book about the great climatologist.

The defamation suit against Steyn by Michael E Mann, inventor of the global-warming "hockey stick", is about to enter its fourth year at the DC Superior Court - which means Mark has a lot of case research lying around and he can't wait forever for the trial to start. So he figured he'd put some of it in a new book, now available for pre-order exclusively from SteynOnline.

In the fall of 2014, not a single amicus brief was filed on Dr Mann's behalf, not one. He claims he's "taking a stand for science", but evidently science is disinclined to take a stand for him.

That got Mark curious as to what actual scientists think of Mann, his famous hockey stick, and his other work. So he started looking - and the result is a rollicking collection of insights into Big Climate's chief enforcer by scientists from around the world, from Harvard to Helsinki, Prague to Princeton, with commentary from Steyn telling the story of the rise to global celebrity of one Mann and his stick.

"A Disgrace To The Profession": The World's Scientists In Their Own Words On Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick, And Their Damage To Science will be published later this summer, but you can make sure you're the first on your block with must-read book by pre-ordering your copy now exclusively from the SteynOnline bookstore. And as always Mark will be happy to autograph it personally for you or your warm-mongering loved one.

 

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Reader Comments (58)

Mark Steyn's talk for the Heartland conference can be viewed here:

http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/63589893

talk starts at 28:00, Josh's calender is mentioned after 18:30...

Jun 12, 2015 at 9:43 PM | Unregistered Commenterharold

Bedtime for me, Josh at 10;30

Jun 12, 2015 at 9:55 PM | Unregistered Commenterharold

It's a corrupted carrot, Eli. You are what you eat.
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Jun 13, 2015 at 12:50 AM | Unregistered Commenterkim

Shipping costs to the UK are prohibitive. I hope an Ebook will also be available, when I will eagerly buy it.

Jun 14, 2015 at 11:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterBob MacLean

Mark did his credibility no good with his Vinland Fishing Expedition.

Jun 14, 2015 at 10:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterRussell

Has Mark Steyn been breakfasting on the grapes of wrath?

http://vvattsupwiththat.blogspot.com/2015/06/mark-steyn-and-grapes-of-wrath.html</a.

Jun 14, 2015 at 10:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterRussell

Running out of steam as you decline into sanity, Russell?

Jun 14, 2015 at 11:13 PM | Unregistered Commenterdiogenes

I enjoyed his talk at Heartland as much as I expected. The bit that lodged in my memory:

The Hockey-stick is a proxy reconstruction. There are only two things wrong with it: The proxies and the reconstruction. Apart from that it's fine.

Jun 15, 2015 at 12:31 AM | Unregistered Commentermichael hart

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