Mike Mann has an excellent brief summary of the “hockey stick” controversy up on the CNN site. Nothing new to our regulars, I suppose, but worth bookmarking so you can show it to your friends and acquaintances. Here’s how it starts:
Imagine you are sitting in your office simply doing your job and a nasty e-mail pops into your inbox accusing you of being a fraud. You go online and find that some bloggers have written virulent posts about you. That night, you’re at home with your family watching the news and a talking head is lambasting you by name. Later, a powerful politician demands all your e-mails from your former employer.
It sounds surreal. But it all happened to me.
What was my offense? I worked on climate change research that indicated the world is a lot warmer today than it was in the past.