Saturday, April 28, 2012

Michael Mann explains. . . at

I came across this recent article over at written by Professor Michael Mann, where he discusses "The Hockey Stick" and the state of the science compared to the story so called "Skeptics" present.  
I thought he did such a clean simple job of describing the situation, that I've decided to bootleg it over here since it fits right in with my goal of spreading worthy information and doing my little part to confront the anti-science crazy-making being perpetrated by the AGWHoaxers echo-chamber.  {highlights are my own}


The cynical campaign to spread disinformation and discredit climate scientists and their work.

by Professor Michael E. Mann; Director, Earth System Science Center, Penn State University.

    •    First Posted: Apr 20 2012 01:39 AM

As a climate scientist, I have seen my integrity perniciously attacked, politicians have demanded I be fired from my job, and I’ve been subject to congressional and criminal investigations. I’ve even had death threats made against me. 

And why?

Saturday, April 21, 2012

ScienceShot: No Letup in World's Warming

In the interest of sharing important global warming information here's an update, courtesy of


ScienceShot: No Letup in World's Warming

on 20 April 2012,

Global warming contrarians remind the public that the world has not warmed all that much, if at all, during the past decade or so. But that's the atmosphere. Oceanographers with their thermometers in Earth's biggest reservoir of heat—the world's ocean—report in a paper to be published in Geophysical Research Letters that greenhouse warming has in fact been proceeding apace the past decade, not to mention the past half century.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lord Chris Monckton Update, April 2012, courtesy of

Lord Monckton just can’t seem to stay away from the lime light while the right wing can’t seem to get enough of his fairy-tale version of reality and science.  
Having watched... even studied a few of his presentations,  
most particularly his September 14th, 2009 performance to the Minnesota “Free” Market Institute 
I do appreciate why he is so loved by folks of a denialist “free market” persuasion.  
The man is a great speaker, a mesmerizer, a political entertainer of the highest caliber.

On the other hand, his utter arrogant contempt for science's understanding of Earth processes, society’s impact and its consequences is downright criminal.
But enough of that.  
Here's another example of the type of posts I dream of putting together, if only...

Fortunately, there is a team of folks over at who do some first class work in gathering and presenting the facts.  Here is an excellent collection of the unflappable Lord’s latest misrepresentation.

Courtesy of Dana1981 at John Cook’s, posted April 5th.
“Monckton Misleads California Lawmakers - Now It's Personal (Part 2)”