Book review by Andy May Mark Steyn has written a wonderful new book on Dr. Michael Mann’s hockey stick and the controversy surrounding it. It is difficult to overstate the significance or impact of Mann’s Hockey Stick (Mann, Bradley, Hughes (23 April 1998), “Global-scale temperature patterns and climate forcing over the past six centuries” (PDF),…
TREASURER Joe Hockey lit another exploding cigar when he agreed to join the sorry circus which is the struggling Republican movement. Without consulting Prime Minister…
A week or so ago, I happened to notice that my Twitter follower count had gone up by 75,000 in the span of several weeks. Since then, it’s gone up by another 15,000. Here’s the chart from Twitter’s analytics service: I’ve learned over the years to be highly suspect of anything that looks like a […]
The team at Vooza try to explain the term ‘hockey stick growth.’ It’s all about the NHL or something, right? Vooza – a video comic strip about the tech world regularly shares a new video with you lovely TNW readers. Sign up for Vooza’s email list to get exclusive access to more funny videos like this one. Click here to support Vooza (and receive cool rewards).
The case for the dramatic growth of energy storage on the grid is really a case against a long term stable price for natural gas. Hockey stick projections for the storage market fundamentally depend on the assumption that gas prices will rise and/or that grid operators will hedge against that possibility. read more
The topic of IMF's comedic forecasts and resulting disastrous policy errors has been discussed extensively, and repeatedly, over the years both elsewhere, and here. And while it does no justice to the human tragedy that ordinary Greeks...Show More Summary
Texans defensive end J.J. Watt can skate. On ice. And he can handle a puck with a hockey stick. And he can muster a decent slap shot. And he can beat a goalie with it. Especially when the goalie isn’t actually protecting the goal. Via Dave Heller of FOX Sports Wisconsin, Watt showed up at…
DeSmog UK visited Washington DC earlier this month to check out the Heartland Institute's annual climate denial conference. There, amongst the conference's hand-outs, we discovered a promotional bookmark advertising a new book attacking Michael Mann's hockey stick as “a disgrace to the profession”. Show More Summary
We continue our DeSmog UK epic history series with the sceptics’ endless search for any evidence that Mann had manipulated science in producing his hockey stick graph. The climate deniers' hunt for any shred of evidence that MichaelShow More Summary
There is a new attack by an anti-science and anti-environment talking head on a well respected climate scientist and his work. Mark Steyn is self publishing a book of quotes by scientists that allegedly disparage Dr. Michael Mann and the “Hockey Stick.” If the three examples Steyn provides to advertise his book are representative, Steyn’s…
Illinois congressman Mike Quigley and Florida congressman David Jolly faced off before their respective teams face off in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final tonight. Jolly doesn't know how to hold a stick.
Skates, stick, helmet and wearable tech? At the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, ice hockey is getting a high-tech boost
A Canadian family turned around a potentially heartbreaking situation when they rescued four ducklings from a storm sewer. The quick-thinking Dodds family set out to rescue the young ducks after witnessing their fall through a stormShow More Summary
Playoff hockey! Corey Perry and Marcus Kruger are professional athletes. Perry is a leader of the Anaheim Ducks. Both should be able to handle playing hockey against each other without acting like kids, right? Wrong. Midway through Game 4 of the Western Conference Final, Perry slapped Kruger's helmet off. Show More Summary
Quinn wants to know what the business term "hockey stick" means. Liz explains!
Several new photos from the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2" set show "Arrow" star Stephen Amell with Casey Jones' trademark hockey stick and mask.
… because it is Paleo! Paleo data, models, expectations, observations, about the past and to some extent the future. The Little Ice Age. The Hockey Stick. And, what people get wrong about it all. Denial101x Making Sense of Climate Science Denial goes paleo (and Medieval) this week. Here is a sample video, Andy Skuce on…
HE IS ON SKATES AND HE HAS A STICK AND AN OVERSIZED PUCK AND OH MY GOODNESS. This is from a halftime show at a Russian hockey game in November and we're just now seeing it, but THE WORLD MUST KNOW ABOUT HOCKEY BEARS. IT IS A BEAR ON ICE SKATES. Show More Summary
Canada drubbed Russia, 6-1, on Sunday in Prague to win its first world hockey championship since 2007. And apparently, some of the Russians couldn’t wait to get out of there, because some of them didn’t stick around for the winners’ national anthem, per tradition. You can’t really tell from this video, but here’s the anthem. […]
Our latest DeSmog UK epic history post examines the troop of climate sceptic scientists funded by ExxonMobil to attack Michael Mann’s hockey stick graph. Neoliberal think tanks saw a significant boom period in the 2000s thanks to ExxonMobil’s...Show More Summary