The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

Michael Mann, famous climate scientist, has released a book called The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines (also available as a Kindle edition). I've not read it yet but I thought you'd like to know about it.

Michael Mann is the guy who came up with the Hockey Stick graph and metaphor. Early reviews are positive:

In this meticulous and engaging brief on climate change research and the political backlash to legitimate scientific work, Penn State professor Mann narrates the fight against misinformation from the inside. (Publishers Weekly )

An important and disturbing account of the fossil-fuel industry's well-funded public-relations campaign to sow doubt about the validity of the science of climate change.

If you don't believe our climate is changing, read this book. Dr. Mann will change your mind. For us, it's a war of words. Preserve the Earth, and pass the ammunition. (Bill Nye the Science Guy )

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Michael Mann is a shill for the hockey stick industry. No one cares about hockey, but his "science" gets people talking and thinking about hockey sticks. Is that a coincidence? Or a vast conspiracy being perpetrated by our shadow government AKA Sports Authority?

I'll give the book a look, but it might be a while as I have probably a month's worth of stuff I'm not too willing to put off.

By Drivebyposter (not verified) on 01 Feb 2012 #permalink