Skip to comments.The Heretics: McIntyre and McKitrick
Posted on 02/19/2010 9:28:33 AM PST by Michael van der Galien
When the infamous hockey-stick graph that purported to prove that human activities are causing runaway global warming was finally broken, there is some irony in the fact that a couple of Canadians did the breaking. Retired mining engineer Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, Professor of Economics at the University of Guelph, have been a thorn in the side of global warming alarmists for years. McIntyre, McKitrick and, more often, the acronym M&M to refer to the pair, are the subject of many discussions in the e-mails released from the University of East Anglias Climate Research Unit (CRU) last November.
Reading the e-mails, it quickly becomes clear that leading alarmist scientists, like Michael Mann at Penn State and Phil Jones at the CRU, seemed positively obsessed almost to the point of appearing deranged at times with discrediting McIntyre and McKitrick. For example, when the pair published their first hockey stick busting paper in 2003, Mann sent an angry e-mail to his colleagues, telling them how to deal with MM: The important thing is to deny that this has any intellectual credibility whatsoever and, if contacted by any media, to dismiss this for the stunt that it is.
Raymond Bradley, a climatologist with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and part of the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), went even farther, suggesting that CRU should provide the independent voice that would discredit McIntyre and McKitrick:
if an independent group such as you guys at CRU could make a statement as to whether the M&M effort is truly an audit, and if they did it right, I think that would go a long way to defusing the issue
If you are willing, a quick and forceful statement from The Distinguished CRU Boys would help quash further arguments.
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I’ve been reading M&M for several years now and I have always been impressed with how they are able to show that the global warming propaganda was fraudulent. They received little or none of the billions of dollars of taxpayer funding that went to the global warming fraud artists but always were able to provide excellent analysis. Their reports about how they were consistently denied the opportunity to review the data behind the fraudulent global warming “studies” was particularly interesting.
As Lord Moncton would say: “Great is the Truth, and it prevails”
Only he would say it in Latin, and punch Gore in the face between every word.
McKitrick has been on to this scam for a long time. In 2002 he was a co-author on a terrific book called ‘Taken By Storm: the troubled science, policy and politics of global warming’... second edition released in 2008. Well worth the read.
We owe both these guys a tremendous debt.
If it hadn’t been for M&M getting in Jones’s and Mann’s faces, cap and tax would probably have been passed with little debate.
And the consequences would have been disastrous for the United States.
Both Ms are Noble worthy, back when the Nobel was good! Maybe after Gore&Pachuri is stripped of his they will give it to M&M
The real unnoticed hero in this is Willie Soon from Harvard. He broke the hockeystick before McIntyre and McKitrick. He also scared Michael Mann and Phil Jones so much they and their ilk decided to hijack the peer-review process and take over climate journals.
OK... I laughed out loud at that!
I hope he will come out and tell us in 15 years or so, once the statue of limitations has expired.
Thanks for the post; pics; ping.
HOORAY Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick!