The court trial of Michael Mann, the creator of the infamous “hockey stick” IPCC proof of CO2 global warming has refused to show his research after a court battle with Dr Tim Ball. Dr Ball called into question Mann’s research and Dr. Ball showed that CO2 trails global temperatures, not leads them. Mann still refused to show his publicly funded research and how he came up with the “hockey stick” so was slapped with a contempt of court charge. Fittingly, all the new reports indicate the Earth is entering a grand solar minimum and global temperatures will drop, we see an unusually cold Europe, Asian temperatures down, both poles cooler than average and Arctic sea ice grows yet again for the fourth year in a row.
Our emissions has stalled, i.e. if global CO2 levels continue to rise, it’s not my old SAABs fault!
United Nations Pulls Hockey Stick from Climate Report
WUWT readers may recall that Steve McIntyre’s Climate Audit blog discovery of UNEP’s use of a Wikipedia “hockey Stick” graphic by “Hanno”, was the subject of last week’s blog postings.
The Yamal data hockey stick controversy overshadowed it, and much of the focus has been there recently.
The discovery of a Wikipedia graphic in the UNEP Climate Change Science Compendium must have been embarrassing as it shows the sort of sloppy science that is going into “official” publications.
In this case, the United Nations simply grabbed an image from Wikipedia that supported the view they wanted to sell. The problem with the graph in the upper right of page 5 of the UNEP report is that it itself has not been peer reviewed nor has it originated from a peer reviewed publication, having its inception at Wikipedia.
And then there’s the problem of the citation as “Hanno 2009” who (up until this story broke) was an anonymous Wikipedia contributor.
Yet UNEP cited the graph as if it was a published and peer reviewed work as “Hanno 2009″.
Here’s my screencap of the page from the UNEP Climate Change Science Compendium report from last week
In this case, the United Nations simply grabbed an image from Wikipedia that supported the view they wanted to sell.
The hockey stick, based on tree ring proxies has met an inconveniently timed death it seems.
It appears now that somebody at the United Nations must have gotten the message from blogland, becuase there has been a change in the graphics on page 5.
Below is page 5 as it appears in the UNEP Climate Change Science Compendium today:
It’s gone. It has been replaced with the familiar GISS land-ocean record, not quite a hockey stick, but close enough.