A Half Hour of Wrongthink by Michael Mann
Posted by Jeff Id on March 1, 2010
I couldn’t finish this, there is an MP3 at the bottom of the page linked below. Michael Mann defends……well everything ….the team has done. Listen to it at your own risk, I linked it here with the warning that you must understand it will cost you IQ points and you will be dumber than when you started.
He characterizes criticism as attacks from a well organized and funded climate denial industry. Talk about a role reversal. Mann fully believes that it’s perfectly ok to throw out data that doesn’t fit your conclusion, trees are thermometers, his reconstructions are good for the past 1000 years, there is only a reasonable trick and no ‘hide the decline’, the emails are out of context ….blah..blah…
I reject your reality and substitute my own – Michael Mann or Adam Savage Mythbusters.
He’s lost complete attachment with reality, besides making accusations that because some IP addresses from the thousands of comments at Real Climate come from oil companies, it must be about a funded anti-science movement. It’s all anti-science and it’s all against the good guy scientists who use clever tricks to hide the decline.
I don’t know if the man is a liar or just so full of wrongthink that he’s convinced himself that his “science” is somehow reasonable but there is not one detail in this interview that is true in my opinion. The show hurts my engineer ears because it’s two people making one incorrect point after another back and forth. It was very painful to listen to and therefore I was unable to finish.
I originally saw this link on CA and wasn’t going to run it. It was also sent this morning by email from someone who used their full name and I’m unsure of whether they want credit.