Defending Science with Michael Mann
May 23, 2016
A great example of the reporting you will see at this site and – no where else, are the half dozen or so videos I’ve made responding point-by-point to the climate denial jihad against scientist Michael Mann, author of the now-many-times-replicated Hockey Stick graph of global temperatures.
Mike’s one of the dozens of leading experts who have been my coaches and mentors in areas of climate communication, – I’ve interviewed Dr. Mann numerous times, and shared the podium with him at American Geophysical Union, and the University of Iceland.
For the anti-science community, Dr. Mann became a target for the simple reason that his graphical image of warming temperatures over the last millenium was precisely what the PR specialists at right wing think tanks fear most – a simple, clear, understandable and “sticky” meme showing the effects of fossil fuel burning over time.
For producing effective science, Dr. Mann had to be targeted and destroyed. Nothing personal – just business.
Fortunately for the rest of us, the science behind the Hockey stick has been affirmed by dozens of subsequent studies by different groups using different methodologies.
And Dr. Mann himself, instead of proving an easy target, has developed into one of the most widely recognized and effective communicators of climate science.