FLASHBACK: Twenty years ago today, the infamous “hockey stick” was published in Nature

Michael Mann is the living and breathing embodiment of projection. His legacy may be the most expensive polished turd in the history of mankind. Hopefully it will get going back in his direction. He truly is a vile fetid little man.

Watts Up With That?

Twenty years ago today: The infamous “hockey stick” graph that crystalized global warming and ignited the climate wars was published, and became known as MBH98. The science in it was so bad, it is credited with spawning the modern climate skeptic movement.

Michael E. Mann writes in the formerly Scientific American:

Two decades ago this week a pair of colleagues and I published the original “hockey stick” graph in Nature, which happened to coincide with the Earth Day 1998 observances. The graph showed Earth’s temperature, relatively stable for 500 years, had spiked upward during the 20th century. A year later we would extend the graph back in time to A.D. 1000, demonstrating this rise was unprecedented over at least the past millennium—as far back as we could go with the data we had.

Original “hockey stick” temperature graph in Nature, 1998. The Y axis shows the Northern hemisphere mean temperature…

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