The Hockey Stick Illusion: Climategate and the Corruption of Science

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Stacey International, 2010 - Science - 482 pages
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"Part scientific history and part detective story, The Hockey Stick Illusion by A. W. Montford uncovers the misrepresentations of data behind Michael Mann's temperature reconstruction, and the tireless scrutiny by Steve McIntyre, Professor Ross McKitrick and others which has comprehensively discredited it." "This demolition of the veracity of Mann's research is but one example of how the supposed scientific consensus on climate change is crumbling. The weird distortions in popular thinking and governmental policies are on the point of being demonstrated by scrupulous analysis as the consequence of an illusion induced partly in error but also - as it emerges in this work - wilfully." "A remarkable tale of scientific misconduct and assiduous sleuthing, The Hockey Stick Illusion explains the complex science of this most controversial of scientific findings in layman's language. It lays bare the extent to which climatologists have been willing to break their own rules in order to --

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User Review  - John_Hardy - LibraryThing

For readers like me with only a modest understanding of statistics this book works well: the author manages to explain complex and abstruse ideas simply. Clearly he is partisan - but then so is ... Read full review

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User Review  - jontseng - LibraryThing

A brilliant account of the importance of analytical rigour. A lesson for both climatologists and anyone who deals with bullsh*t statistics as a matter of course (i.e. the entire readership of the Daily Mail). A book which has received shamefully less publicity than it deserves. Read full review

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