[03/5/2013 12:40 AM PDT Please note UPDATE below]
Michael <even when he’s wrong, he’s right> Mann, “creator” [h/t Joelle Gergis] of the iconic “hockey stick”, has in recent days ventured below and beyond a “tipping point” into almost surreal delusion, as noted by Brendan Shollenberg in a guest post today at WUWT:
Snickers abound when Mann talks about “credibility,” but no words exist for the reaction this post [pdf captured yesterday, here -hro] should garner. Specifically, Michael Mann refers to a recent posting from (the long missed) Steve McIntyre, saying:
…it seems remarkable that Mr. McIntyre couldn’t figure this out, and instead chose to invent an entire conspiracy theory involving not just me, but multiple scientists, the AGU, IPCC, etc.
Alas, it seems we shall have to add “conspiracy” to the ever-growing list of words that must be redefined in the name of “climatic licence”
Mann rarely misses an opportunity to promote himself – even to the extent of increasing his carbon footprint – by flying to Victoria, BC, in order enlighten the (presumably!) uninformed of the worthiness of his “cause”.
— Britney Allen (@OnTheBallen) March 4, 2013
There’s more adulation where this came from. If you tweet (either actively or passively) you can find it at https://twitter.com/search/realtime?q=%23MannatUVic&src=hash. And if you don’t, here’s a pdf of the nonsense of the lambs … as of my last look.
Amazing. Simply amazing.
UPDATE The adulation continued into his evening lecture. His topic was “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars” (follow the twitter link above if you’re curious!). I just had a conversation with a friend who attended. The lecture hall accommodates somewhat over 300, but there were approx. 200, give or take a few, in attendance.
My friend’s summary: It was boring, and there was very little one could say after Mann had declared that his science was irrefutable. And yes, he did use the same outdated graph – criticism of which had sent him into an incoherent rage, on Mar. 3.
Update continues in my comment below where you will find more observations from the twitterati – and that Mann’s Nobel Peace Prize myth has resurfaced … and that he appears to have jumped aboard the sustainability bandwagon. Quelle surprise, eh?!