… Martin Hertzberg did a grave disservice to your readers by making false and defamatory statements about me and my climate scientist colleagues …

It’s hard to imagine anyone packing more lies and distortions into a single commentary. Mr. Hertzberg uses libelous language in characterizing the so-called “hockey stick” — work of my own published more than a decade ago showing that recent warming is unusual over at least the past 1,000 years — as “fraudulent,” and claiming that it “it was fabricated from carefully selected tree-ring measurements with a phony computer program.”

These are just lies, regurgitation of dishonest smears that have been manufactured by fossil fuel industry-funded climate change deniers, and those who do their bidding by lying to the public about the science.


There is a lot more where that came from. Read it here.

I also recommend the commentary on Class M (and a hat tip)


  1. #1 Alan
    October 4, 2011

    I’ve been begging Mann to sue some of these bastards for years.

  2. #2 caerbannog
    October 4, 2011

    Folks, when you follow the link to read Mann’s piece, don’t forget to click on the “recommend” link at the top of the page.

    Mann’s piece has already gotten over 300 recommendations (an order of magnitude more than the denier piece that set Mann off). But more recommendations can’t hurt — so pile on, folks.

  3. #3 Greg Laden
    October 4, 2011

    Thanks for pointing that out! Imma facebook and tweet that now.

  4. #4 Dunc
    October 5, 2011

    “[A] phony computer program”? Say what? It’s not even a real computer program?