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Nobel Mann Takes On
Revolting Peasants

National Review, by Mark Steyn

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Posted By:Mike PHX, 10/24/2012 2:38:16 PM

A few readers have asked for my reaction to the news that climatologist Michael Mann has decided to proceed with his suit against NR, me, Rand Simberg and the Competitive Enterprise Institute for mocking his hockey stick. I’m still working on my formal, bland, carefully lawyered official response, so for now just let me do cheap ad hominem cracks. I was intrigued to see in Dr. Mann’s press release of his suit the following biographical detail: Dr. Mann is a climate scientist whose research has focused on global warming.
Author's name corrected by staff.

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Mann is such a putz! What an easy target.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 10/24/2012 2:41:18 PM     (No. 8958520)

PS...who the hell is "Maerk" Steyn?
Sorry, staff, for the typo.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All, 10/24/2012 2:43:49 PM     (No. 8958528)

Inherit the Wind Farm. LOL

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Reply 3 - Posted by: neanderthal, 10/24/2012 2:46:06 PM     (No. 8958531)

Steyne has way too much fun.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: civilservant, 10/24/2012 2:55:40 PM     (No. 8958558)

OP,isn't Maerk Steyn the Swedish satirist? Mimics his much more famous English/Canadian/New Hampshire-ite cousin......

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Reply 5 - Posted by: gringolite, 10/24/2012 3:32:58 PM     (No. 8958661)

I think you mean the Maersk Stein, a large class of ocean going beer glasses ;-}.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/24/2012 4:10:32 PM     (No. 8958769)

I'm so sad I got here after the typo was fixed. Steyn is such a gem.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: submariner, 10/24/2012 4:17:20 PM     (No. 8958790)

James Delingpole had a great summary of the huge risk Mann is taking with this. The risk is the "discovery" that will be necessary for the defense. The problem for Mann is that he has refused to release information on the data he used, including sources and associated analysis. That's all fair game now under "discovery" once the trial proceeds. His fraud will be uncovered, unless he's been to the shredder and made use of various delete functions.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: kiwinews, 10/24/2012 4:26:46 PM     (No. 8958824)

If only we could engineer a clonal mix of Mark Steyn and Florence King! the combined language would cut diamonds like butter.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: craige, 10/24/2012 4:40:16 PM     (No. 8958855)

The hockey stick graph mixes apples and oranges. Proxy data for many years, is mixed with human measurements taken from weather stations. That is not science.

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