Science is based upon honesty and transparency. Or, it should be.
Famous climatologist Michael Mann just won’t hand over his data. It’s almost as if he’s something to hide: Principia Scientific.org
Penn State climate scientist, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann commits contempt of court in the ‘climate science trial of the century.’ Prominent alarmist shockingly defies judge and refuses to surrender data for open court examination. Only possible outcome: Mann’s humiliation, defeat and likely criminal investigation in the U.S.
The nasty little secret in climate science might be that there are some people who have deliberately used the fear of Man Made Global Warming to convince governments and non-governmental agencies to fund grants.
If Chicken Little made a career out of “Sky is Falling” studies, grants and fellowship, while simultaneously knowing all along it was just an acorn which fell from an oak, why that would be fraud. Fraud on a massive scale.
As can be seen from the graphs below; Mann’s cherry-picked version of science makes the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) disappear and shows a pronounced upward ‘tick’ in the late 20th century (the blade of his ‘hockey stick’). But below that, [Tim] Ball’s graph, using more reliable and widely available public data, shows a much warmer MWP, with temperatures hotter than today, and showing current temperatures well within natural variation.
I’m not a science person. I just simply don’t trust scientists who won’t practice transparency.
A quick prediction: One day, surrounded by the proof of this fraud, the only reasonable defense for a climate scientist will be to state clearly that they too were duped.
Oh, I could be wrong. As far as I’m concerned, nothing is settled yet.