Reflections on Mark Steyn’s ‘A Disgrace to the Profession’ about Dr. Michael Mann

Watts Up With That?

Given what happened today in live testimony before the House Science Commiittee where Dr. Mann was testifying, this review seems germane and timely.

Guest essay by Rick Wallace

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Mark Steyn’s A Disgrace to the Profession is a compilation of scientific commentary on Michael Mann and his work and is a valuable antidote to the idea that questioning or criticizing this particular researcher is an overt admission of ignorance, let alone an “attack on science”. What I will argue in this essay is that Steyn has done serious students of the AGW hysteria an even greater service. In fact, this work reveals some features of the hysteria that are, I think, critical for understanding it in depth. The present essay, which will elaborate on this point, is intended as a contribution to the study of what one of those quoted in Steyn’s book called “pathological science”.

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