Brandon Shollenberger has provided a critique of Michael Mann’s book, “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars”….
I highly recommend this blog post (click here) at Watts Up with That, which provides significant background and evaluation of the controversy over the hockey stick and claims made by Mann. It’s the best explanation getting down to the core of the science….
What a scientist believes to be true and what the science supports are often different. Mann and others can believe in the hockey stick if they want (like believing in Santa Claus or that California Governor Brown will balance the state budget)….But that belief is not support by his science. As I’ve said in a prior post, the ball is in Mann’s court again…..to provide a solid, convincing scientific explanation or his “private data set” so that others can reproduce his results……if that is not possible, then let’s forget about his claims and move on….