Michael Mann: Lima Climate Conference plug: Buy my book! – Pleeeze

Posted: December 8, 2014 by tallbloke in alarmism, Incompetence
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Poor old Michael Mann is trying to offload copies of his fantasy novel about how he beat Steve McIntyre. I suspect our readers might have other ideas about where it should be stuffed rather than in a Christmas stocking. Only one retweet in the last 2 hours… I thought we should help him along a bit.


  1. Joe Public says:

    Borrow it for free – from your local library, it’s filed under “Fiction”

  2. Rod says:

    It’s amazing how many seemingly intelligent people were hoodwinked by that crap.

  3. Jerry says:

    So, why is Bill Nye writing a Forward for Michael Mann? Bill is supposed to be “The Science Guy.”

  4. Graeme No.3 says:

    Joe Public:
    I would have thought a more appropriate category was “Fantasy”

  5. I’d put it up “friction”.

  6. rumleyfips says:

    Thanks for the tip. Bought it, read it, liked it, found it useful.

  7. tom0mason says:

    Surely a far better read would be

  8. hunter says:

    I will wait until it is $1 on Abe books with free shipping. Won’t be long. In fact I will check in soon and see if it is already there.

  9. michael hart says:

    Dispensable companion to Mann’s book:

  10. p.g.sharrow says:

    Jerry says:
    December 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    “So, why is Bill Nye writing a Forward for Michael Mann? Bill is supposed to be “The Science Guy.” ?

    A phony recommending the works of a phony ! Lol

    Bill Nye was an actor that got a “science” gig at a TV station and like many actors, He has become the part. He needs a screenwriter and a script to “do” science. What a maroon. pg

  11. Oh, how the self-declared mighty have fallen! As the saying goes … ‘couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy’ 😉

    And, for some reason, I’m still inclined to very much doubt the veracity of the content in what Mann should have called, Portrait of the Artist as an Aggrieved Mann: A Novel..

    I wonder if he’s seen the latest and greatest results of the UNDP’s ongoing worldwide survey, in which – as I had noted a few days ago – “Action taken on climate change” is still at the very bottom of the world’s priority heap.

  12. tchannon says:

    “Jerry says:
    December 8, 2014 at 7:35 pm

    So, why is Bill Nye writing a Forward for Michael Mann? Bill is supposed to be “The Science Guy.””

    Wake up folks. Nye is a protege of Carl Sagan, one of a number associated with Pugwash; which came out of Bertrand Russell etc. Awful lot of history, detail has to be known, no sudden magical appearance, the meddling goes way back.

    John Holdren is another.

    Fairly recently Pugwash have been airbrushing some of their history, perhaps because more things to terrify these narrow minded individuals turn up.

    Don’t believe me, for the tip of an iceberg put this into search
    “bill nye” “carl sagan”

    Might help you start to grok
    “bill nye” “carl sagan” pugwash

    Now try
    holdren pugwash

    With the following link the word “coincidental” is whitewash, accidental is it?
    “Coincidentally, Holdren, who attended his first Pugwash meeting in the early 1970s and was chair of the Pugwash Council Executive Committee from 1987 to 1997, had developed an incredible bond with Rotblat over the years and remained devoted to him until Rotblat’s death in August 2005.”

  13. w.w.wygart says:

    Probably not as stocking stuffer, but perhaps kept by the fireplace as emergency fuel supply?

  14. tchannon says:

    Not a lot of use there w.w.w. burns all crackly and cold until the last tiny bit when it goes flare poof!

  15. Streetcred says:

    I know where ti should be stuffed … and it ain’t in his stocking !!

  16. tallbloke says:

    Excellent new article by Matt Ridley comments on Hockey Stick, Neonics, Temperature data adjustment and more:

  17. oldbrew says:

    Matt Ridley: ‘Anyone want to buy subprime science — I have a collateralized trend for sale’ 😉

  18. tallbloke says:

    Twitter storm in progress

  19. craigm350 says:

    The smell of faux outrage. Nothing quite like it to take the focus off the failure of computer mod… squirrel!!! … or the legislative juggernaut that employs them to polish… Squirrel! … I must have missed the legislation, most probably squirreled (!) in – in accordance with EU edicts – where ‘government approved’ climate scientists were elevated to deities, not discounting their own proclamations of having greatness thrust upon them. They now share none of the same human flaws as the peon masses and if this is so I must atone – for fear of future flak and flagstones (cf. video below) – and bring offerings whilst bowing and scraping before them. Although the concensus opinion is to worship and obey, so it shall be written into the model and so it shall be done, I feel just a little unsettled by the lack of science… Squirrel!!! … as alluded to by Dr Ridley.

    The thrust of my article was that the reputation of the whole of science is at risk if bad practices and biases are allowed to infect data collection and presentation, and that science like other institutions can no longer take public trust for granted. A reaction of bluster and invective hardly reassures me that science takes my point on board. For the moment, I remain of the view that

    The overwhelming majority of scientists do excellent, objective work, following the evidence wherever it leads. Science remains (in my view) our most treasured cultural achievement, bar none. Most of its astonishing insights into life, the universe and everything are beyond reproach and beyond compare.

    But Dr Betts’s reaction has weakened my confidence in this view.

    Ah! Now I see the problem. Confidence! Dr Betts and the rest of the IPCC immortals keep saying things about their confidence levels. Dr Ridley has made a fundamentally flawed assumption in many of his previous arguments – the problem of ‘sensitivity’ lies not with fa..sorry…the models, but Climate Scientists! The poor things.

    I think Dr Betts should posthaste seek out a sympathetic G.P. who will sign him off work for a month with the stress – induced by that bullying Dr Ridley and following so soon on from the trauma of Dr Ball’s hateful offensive words. That way Dr Betts, as a civil servant, can spend even more time trawling for stuff to rightly* take offense with. As he will be “working from home”, this may also help resolve the communication issue that deeply troubles the immortals.

    Consider it a proxy extension of the global outreach program for hearts and minds. Dr Betts can really help homogenise Twitter with the Two Minutes Hate and have all the peons running through the streets screaming/tweeting ‘we’re all going to fry’ whenever any storm is due anywhere in the world.

    In the process of writing this I have come to the clear conclusion that not only do I have a substantial part of the draft for Climate Wars 2 – The Suffering of Mann (comes with no 3D glasses but free Lew Paper instead), but more importantly we must repent and refrain from logical resistance to the inevitable future ‘scenario(s)’ that GIMP5…sorry CMIP5…has added to the impressive body of work on the shelves of Waterstones (well you didn’t expect to read tax payer funded science for free did you?). Although, I still have a nagging doubt that his holiness Dr Betts is playing the formulaic blame card to draw attention away from the observable fact that models have fail… SQUIRREL! SQUIRREL! SQUIRREL!


    * ‘Rightly’ may need to be banned, as hate speech, just in case it causes offence to the self chosen congregations on Twitter who could not possibly offend anyone as only they are worthy to pass judgement. A committee has yet to decide on a replacement word.

  20. hunter says:

    REF: Richard Betts’ attempt to make bureaucrats doing sciencey work immune to criticism:

  21. tallbloke says:

    Craig: Quality rant. 🙂

  22. tallbloke says:

    Sir Paul Nurse’s reaction to Matt Ridley’s article

    Sir, It is perhaps telling that Matt Ridley (“Scientists must not put policy before proof”, Dec 8) does not hold columnists such as himself to the high standards of accuracy that he rightly believes should apply to scientists.

    Among other inaccuracies in his article was the accusation that I have called on those who disagree with me to be “crushed and buried”. What I said was that scientists have a responsibility to work with and correct those who misuse and misrepresent science to support their particular politics or ideologies. This applies equally to scientists, politicians and newspaper columnists. I added that when serial offenders continue repeatedly to misinform people about science they should be crushed and buried, meaning of course, by the weight of argument and evidence. Fortunately the cases of Galileo and Darwin, to mention two famous examples, show us that science will win out in the end.

    Matt Ridley is right that science is not perfect and that we must remain vigilant to ensure that evidence comes before opinion. But science has a powerful self-correcting mechanism, in that scientific evidence and argument are constantly reviewed, updated and challenged. That is why science is such a reliable way to generate knowledge about the natural world and brings great long-lasting benefits to us all.

    Sir Paul Nurse

    President, the Royal Society

  23. craigm350 says:

    Thanks TB. Annoyance had been percolating since I was watching RB slight of hand on Twitter as he frothed himself up to full power faux regarding Dr Ball’s post – wounded climate scientists feeding from the trough make rather poor poker faces. An attempt at humour was replying in kind. 😉

  24. oldbrew says:

    Nurse: ‘when serial offenders continue repeatedly to misinform people about science they should be crushed and buried, meaning of course, by the weight of argument and evidence.’

    Time to take your own medicine Sir Paul.

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