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Is the Hockey Stick Graph Dead?

Novice warmist debunks Michael Mann Guest essay by David Hoffer For those of us who have followed the climate debate for a long time, the notion that Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick graph might be dead is counter intuitive. For us, the Hockey Stick graph is central to the debate. It’s appearance in one brilliant stroke swept…

Capitals goalies practice with weird lights on a stick

Before practice on Monday morning, the Washington Capitals' goaltenders, their coach and a set of lights got a little bit of work in. I've seen a lot of hockey practices and can't say I've seen this one before -- and as the lady in the...Show More Summary

Peter Laviolette takes a puck to the face, keeps on coaching

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Hockey players are famously tough, losing teeth and suffering cuts and bruises via an assortment of pucks, sticks and fists. So if you want to be seen as a leader of these men, you had better not come up short in the toughness department yourself. Peter Laviolette has no such problem. The first-year Predators coach […]

How Michael Mann Views Sunday’s IPCC Synthesis Report

Michael Mann, originator of the hockey stick graph that shook world science in the 2001 IPCC Third Assessment Report and contributed to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, posted some thoughts today about the final IPCC climate synthesis report released by the UN on Sunday. Show More Summary

PAGES2K vs the Hanjiharvi Reconstruction

The PAGES2K (2013) Arctic reconstruction of Kaufman et al has attracted considerable attention as a non-Mannian hockey stick. However, it’s been fraught with problems since day one, including a major re-statement of results in August 2014, in which Kaufman conceded (without direct acknowledgement) Climate Audit criticism that their results had been impacted by the use […]

t-Statistics and theHockey Stick Index”

In MM05,  we quantified the “hockeystick-ness” of a series as the difference between the 1902-1980 mean (the “short centering” period of Mannian principal components) and the overall mean (1400-1980), divided by the standard deviation – a measure that we termed its “Hockey Stick Index (HSI)”.  The histograms of its distribution for 10,000 simulated networks (shown in […]

Paulina Gretzky: 'We're Having A Baby!'

May we suggest a golf club or hockey stick for the baby shower? On Tuesday, Paulina Gretzky announced via Instagram that she and Dustin Johnson have a little one on the way. "@djohnsonpga & i are so excited to finally share with youShow More Summary embraces the “cartoon science” of Mann and Marcott

 From, making two debunked papers into “cartoon science” I think Josh could do a better job than this. Mann’s hockey stick is like zombie science, it’s dead, it keeps shuffling about on the streets of science with no purpose except to be reanimated in press releases like this one. Marcott’s paper has a lot…

Watch Steven Stamkos convert a 91 yard field goal with his hockey stick

91 yards is 273 feet, or 73 feet longer than an NHL rink. The crossbar on a field goal post is 10 feet high. That is a ridiculous slap shot.

Awww… Mike Mann’s summer vacation was ruined by the ‘spectre of climate change’

Hockey stick” conjurer Michael Mann’s recent article bemoaned how, even on vacation, he couldn’t get away from his work. He traveled to Glacier National Park and was confronted with the “spectre of climate change” in the form of melting glaciers. Climatologist David Legates, on the other hand, points out that those glaciers have been melting…

Microsoft Unveils its Chromecast Competitor

Turns out it’s not a stick, after all: Microsoft’s Nokia subsidiary officially unveiled its answer to Chromecast Thursday, and it looks a little like a small hockey puck. The device, called Microsoft Screen Sharing For Lumia Phones – HD-10 of all things, uses Miracast to share a phone’s screen, and actually works with any Miracast-capable... Read More

Michael Mann’s special purpose Hockey Stick filter has been exposed

Jean S writes at Climate Audit: As most readers are aware, and stated in my post few hours after (ClimateGate) CG broke out, Mike’s Nature trick was first uncovered by UC here. He was able to replicate (visually perfectly) the smooths of MBH9x thereby showing that the smooths involved padding with the instrumental data. The

Why Ship Four Hockey Sticks In One Box When You Can Use Four?

Reader Leeny placed an order from Amazon: four hockey sticks, because Amazon really does sell everything. We have to admit that hockey sticks pose a packaging challenge, but Amazon was up to the task with tall and spacious boxes. What prompted Leeny to take some pictures and send them to Consumerist was that each of her sticks was mailed in … [More]

Open Thread: Best Laugh Of The Year (So Far)

My vote for best laugh on YouTube this year (so far): A fan can't even speak he's so giddy as Detroit Red Wings' Jordin Tootoo gifts his hockey stick. Open thread below....

Jimmy Fallon Thanks Bruce Jenner's New Mullet For Finally Explaining Donald Trump's Hair

Jimmy Fallon's latest round of Thank You Notes had some tough love for "Expendables 3", "The Today Show" and fish sticks. But it also explained a mystery that has dogged most of us for decades: what the hockey puck is happening on top...Show More Summary

Russian teen girl hockey player snaps stick on American rival's head during game

Looks like the Cold War has hit ice. A Russian teenager brought her nation’s frosty relationship with the U.S. to a hockey game when she snapped her stick on an American rival’s skull.

'Russian proof' helmet saves American hockey player in stick assault

I knew Russia-U.S. relations were getting a little tense lately, but jeez. This video comes to us from the U16 World Selects tournament in Bratislava, where Russian player Svetlana Starovoytova gave a disgusting two-handed chop to the side of the head of American player Hannah Bates. Show More Summary

Yeah, This U16 Girls' Hockey Slash Should Probably Be Prosecuted

4 months agoSports : Deadspin

This is from an international tournament in Budapest, Russian Svetlana Starovoytova literally breaking her stick over the head of American Hannah Bates. That's bad. Read more...

Michael Mann's Opponents In Hockey Stick Defamation Case Regurgitate Half-Truths In New Court Filing

Put up your hand if you’ve been a follower of news about climate change in recent years and haven’t heard of thehockey stick” graph. Nobody?  No, didn’t think so. These graphs get their name because of their shape.  They are reconstructions...Show More Summary

What the PK Subban Deal Means for NHL Superstars' Contracts Going Forward

The Montreal Canadiens had two choices. They could stick to their guns, refuse to give P.K. Subban a massive contract and lose one of the five to 10 best defenceman in the game of hockey. Or they could sign him long term at a cap hit...Show More Summary

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