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The topic of the graduate seminar: El Nio and radiative forcing. The beer he will be serving: Corona, "because I'm going to be talking about tropical climate. Mann is most famously known for the "hockey stick," a plot of the past millennium's temperature that shows the drastic influence of humans in the 20th century.
Specifically, temperature remains essentially flat until aboutthen shoots up, like the upturned blade of a hockey stick. The work was also the first to add error bars to the historical temperatures and allow for regional reconstructions of temperature.
That stick has become a focal point in the controversy surrounding climate change and what to do about it.
Proponents see it as a clear indicator that humans are warming the globe; skeptics argue that the climate is undergoing a natural fluctuation not unlike those in eras past. But Mann has not been deterred by the attacks. To construct the hockey-stick plot, Mann, Raymond S.
Hughes of the University of Arizona analyzed paleoclimatic data sets such as those from tree rings, ice cores and coral, joining historical data with thermometer readings from the recent past.
In they obtained a "reconstruction" of Northern Hemisphere temperatures going back years; by the next year they had extended their analysis to the past 1, years. In Mann and Philip D. Jones of the University of East Anglia in England used a different method to extend results back 2, years.
In each case, the outcome was clear: That rise coincided with the unprecedented release of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases into the earth's atmosphere, leading to the conclusion that industrial activity was boosting the world's mean temperature. Other researchers subsequently confirmed the plot.
The work of Mann and his colleagues achieved special prominence in Mann also co-authored one of the chapters in the report. It thereby elevated the hockey stick to iconic status--as well as making it a bull's-eye.
A community skeptical of human-induced warming argued that Mann's data points were too sparse to constitute a true picture, or that his raw data were numerically suspicious, or that they could not reproduce his results with the data he had used.
Take down Mann, it seemed, and the rest of the IPCC's conclusions about anthropogenic climate change would follow.Penn State University climate scientist Michael Mann and The New York Times’ climate team attributed warming in the Atlantic to global warming.
The Times published a video before the storm hit claiming Florence “formed in unusually warm waters.”. Jan 24, · Warmist point man Michael Mann recently authored a New York Times editorial presenting global warming activists’ best arguments in favor of a global warming .
Jul 11, · Most of us will experience more warming than the global average because the global average is held down by the oceans, that don’t warm as much. Doesn’t help us, those of us that live on land. So more than the seven to nine degree Fahrenheit warming of the globe And in certain areas, even more pronounced than that.
Mar 31, · Michael Mann 'Disappointed' In Obama's Global Warming Record. "Mann-made global warming," they called it at the time. From a scientific point of view, if you take a sober look at what we. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in its latest major global analysis, estimated that the total impact of unmitigated climate change from extreme weather, changes in agriculture, rising sea levels and so on would be equivalent to reducing the average person’s income by between and 2 percent in the s.
One of the nation’s most respected (and harassed) scientists, Dr. Michael Mann, discusses the climate change tipping point and battling forces of denial.