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The Climate Inquisitor
National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke

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Posted By:StormCnter, 4/28/2014 5:16:53 AM

‘Everyone is in favor of free speech,” Winston Churchill once wrote. “Hardly a day passes without its being extolled.” And yet, he added dryly, “some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.” This aphorism, generally applicable as it is, could easily have been issued to describe the attitude of one Michael E. Mann, a climate scientist and opponent of free inquiry who is currently suing National Review for libel. Mann, a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, rose to prominence for his “hockey

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 4/28/2014 7:05:38 AM     (No. 9827416)

Otherwise know as: The best defense is a good offense...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: John c, 4/28/2014 7:46:20 AM     (No. 9827454)

I ran into a Mann supporter yesterday who has spent 25 years on climate change as a missionary to us unwashed and uneducated. The second time I used the word fraud, he walked away.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: krause, 4/28/2014 7:47:58 AM     (No. 9827455)

How can science be ´settled´ when there are many scientists that don´t buy what Mann is selling? Mann´s response to ´deniers´ tells me that he is not really a scientist....that he has motives other than the truthful science.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: The Advocate, 4/28/2014 7:54:34 AM     (No. 9827463)

Mann and CRU deliberately manipulated data and sought to defund and delegitimize " deniers" to keep the money rolling in and Carbon credit FRAUD alive.
gore is still at it. Along with Kerry. At State.
Benghazi- expose and old accountable all who were treasonous and begin to clean out DC.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mathman, 4/28/2014 8:02:25 AM     (No. 9827469)

Alas for the readers of NRO, Mr Cooke leaves out the core of the argument. As the Renaissance replaced the dogma of established science consisting of the works of Aristotle, a new paradigm was set forth: let us TEST our hypotheses, and accept only those which can be reproduced. In this way Galileo overturned the notion of the path of an object through the air.
Galileo also questioned the notion of the static Earth, and earned substantial punishment for his heresy.
Dr. Mann has not permitted the independent study of either his data or his programs. Thus there has been no chance to either verify or disprove his hypothesis.
Meanwhile a new science has developed: the ability to analyze ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica and compare long-term temperature variations and carbon dioxide levels. Surprise! Carbon dioxide concentrations are a lagging indicator, by several hundred years!
Oh, yes. Mann found it necessary to delete the Medieval Warming Period (when Greenland was GREEN).
Mann does not practice science. He practices polemics.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 4/28/2014 8:20:18 AM     (No. 9827497)

There have been other unrelated proxy investigations of temperature and CO2 levels looking back 600 million years (just a little longer than the 100 years Mann is interested in examining). When the temperature studies and CO2 studies are overlaid, it reveals that the two are not correlated. Any correlation is ephemeral and small. We are in such a period now.

Coincidentally, we are also much nearer the low point of average Earth temperatures than we are the maximum. SO, with or without anything mankind id doing, the temperature will trend upward for the next several thousand years.

Fraud is the word we are looking for when it comes to the studies. Watermelon is the word we are looking for when it comes to the perpetrators.

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