Michael Mann is the creator of Al Gore’s famous hockey stick graph. You know, the temperature graph charting the past couple thousand years, making it appear is if the past few decades are about to take off like a rocket ship? I wrote about it in Climategate, and briefly touch on it in my new book, which exposes the red roots of the green movement, Eco-Tyranny.
Anyway, Mann’s hockey stick has been busted dozens of times by excellent researchers; his phony graph was at the heart of the climategate email scandal at East Anglia University in the U.K.
Now, in order to regain his tarnished credibility, Mann has placed himself into the general marketplace with a book: The Hockey Stick and Climate Wars.
I follow a diverse group on Twitter, including greenies like Michael Mann–that is, until he blocked me yesterday. I guess he couldn’t take my criticism of his work. This proves to me he does not have the courage to poke his head out from the ivory towers of academia. When you release a book for consumption by the general public–especially on a topic like the environment–you should expect the heat of public opinion.
I can take the heat, because I am confident in my fact-based positions. Obviously Dr. Mann cannot.
Here’s a complete recap of my twitter-tatter aimed at Michael Mann:
Not surprised at how poorly @michaelemann ’s book is doing on Amazon. It’s hard to play hockey with a broken stick.
I guess @michaelemann figured a book might repair his tarnished image.
@michaelemann yes you’re an honest scientist; an honest leftist scientist who’s willing 2 bastardize the scientific method 2 push an agenda
@michaelemann admit it sir, you love using the environment as a tool to hammer capitalism.
@michaelemann admit it, sir. You see the environment as the world’s best shot at instituting redistribution of of wealth.
@michaelemann admit it, sir. You and your cast of activist Ph.D.’s slaughtered the record of Dr. Hubert Lamb at East Anglia. Shame on you.
@michaelemann ’s reputation is only good in the sphere of left-leaning academia. In the real world, he’s a green charlatan.
At this point, I noticed that Mann blocked me as a follower! So, I continued so others could watch:
Well, another coward has blocked me as a follower: @michaelemann . Can’t handle criticism, Mr. Mann? I’ve been very civil.
@michaelemann this is the problem: guys like you refuse critique. That’s now how science works, sir.
@michaelemann you need to win your arguments in the arena of ideas. Let’s debate.You’ve got the Ph.D. I’m just a lowly soul who writes books
Thin skin, a broken hockey stick, but a big block of me on twitter. @michaelemann : Whattaguy.
Here’s my point: the left does not want to debate global warming, climate change, or any of the environmental issues at large; and the latter is really the focus of my new book. Out of the 14 chapters, only one discusses global warming–because I’ve already done that in my first book, Climategate; so have many others. In Eco-Tyranny, I trace the history of the eco-movement, expose it’s radical roots, and illustrate how its branches are reaching into every facet of American life, and then I explain how we can cut the whole damned thing down to save this country.
I’ll debate anyone, anywhere. I’m not an attorney, not a Ph.D., just a journalist–turned meteorologist–turned investigative author, who respects the facts. Period.
By the way, you can talk to me via Twitter: @Brian_Sussman
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