Wednesday, July 14, 2004

Global Warming: The "hockey stick" image of long-term global climate change bites the dust:
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that human activities are responsible for nearly all earth’s recorded warming during the past two centuries. A widely circulated image that dramatically depicts these temperature trends resembles a hockey stick with three distinct parts: a flat "shaft" extending from A.D. 200 to 1900, a “blade” shooting up from A.D. 1900 to 2002 . . . Michael Mann of the University of Virginia and Phil Jones of the University of East Anglia updated the influential reconstruction of global and hemispheric air temperatures (Geophysical Research Letters, 2003) used in the IPCC’s third assessment of climate change. However, five independent research groups have uncovered problems with this reconstruction, calling into question all three components of the "hockey stick."
There's lot's more. This news would be detrimental to the fundraising efforts of various environmentalist groups. Luckily, the media can be counted on to keep this whole thing quiet.

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