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My thanks to S.Fred Singer, who has emailed me a copy of this new article, which also appears today at the American Thinker website, where Prof. Singer is a regular contributor.

Climategate Heads to Court
S.Fred Singer

As a climate scientist, I am quite familiar with the background facts that Prof Michael E. Mann (now at Penn State U) so shamelessly distorts in his new book “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines.”

First, the scientific background:

Mann’s claim to fame derives from his contentious (and now thoroughly discredited) ‘hockeystick’ research papers (in Nature 1998 and Geophysical Research Letters 1999). His idiosyncratic analysis of proxy (non-thermometer) data from sources like tree rings, ice cores, ocean sediments, etc, did away with the well-documented Medieval Warm Period (MWP — 900-1200AD) and Little Ice Age (LIA — 1400-1800AD) – documented by Prof. H.H. Lamb, the founding director…

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  1. omanuel says:

    Thank you, Dr. Singer!

    I believe we have now identified the essential problem revealed by Climategate: World leaders focused on the advantages of their plan and overlooked the two disadvantages (1) and (2) listed in the abstract:


    Probably few would object to the proposed solution shown below the abstract.

    Still missing: A political leader to implement this, someone with the strength of character of Moses, Indira Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, or Abraham Lincoln.

    With kind regards,
    Oliver K. Manuel
    Former NASA Principal
    Investigator for Apollo
    Emeritus Professor for
    Nuclear & Space Physics

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