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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars

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A member of the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change examines the fossil-fuel industry's public relations campaign to discredit the science of climate change and deny the reality of global warming.


Michael E. Mann is a member of the Penn State University faculty, holding joint positions in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI). He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC). He received his B.S. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and attended Yale University for his M.S. degree in physics and his Ph.D. in geology and geophysics. In 2007, he contributed to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize along with other scientists who participated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and in 2012, he was awarded The Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union. He is cofounder of the award-winning science website,

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The Hockey Stick achieved prominence in a 2001 UN report on climate change and quickly became a central icon in the climate wars. The real issue has never been the graph s data but rather its implied threat to those who oppose governmental regulation and other restraints to protect the environment and planet. Mann, lead author of the original paper in which the Hockey Stick first appeared, shares the story of the science and politics behind this controversy. He reveals key figures in the oil and energy industries and the media front groups who do their bidding in sometimes slick, sometimes bare-knuckled ways. Mann concludes with the real story of the 2009 Climategate scandal, in which climate scientists emails were hacked. This is essential reading for all who care about our planet s health and our own well-being.

Originally published in 2012; this edition contains "a postscript from the author updating the story and a new foreword from Bill Nye the Science Guy"--Cover.


Abbreviations and AcronymsPrologue: What Is the Hockey Stick?1. Born in a War2. Climate Science Comes of Age3. Signals in the Noise4. The Making of the Hockey Stick5. The Origins of Denial6. A Candle in the Dark7. In the Line of Fire8. Hockey Stick Goes to Washington9. When You Get Your Picture on the Cover of...10. Say it Ain't So (Smokey) Joe!11. A Tale of Two Reports12. Heads of the Hydra13. The Battle of the Bulge14. Climategate: The Real Story15. Fighting BackEpilogueGlossaryNotesSelected BibliographyAcknowledgmentsIndex

Informations sur le produit

Titre: The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars
Sous-titre: Dispatches from the Front Lines
Code EAN: 9780231152556
ISBN: 978-0-231-15255-6
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Columbia University Press
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 448
Poids: 604g
Taille: H228mm x B156mm x T21mm
Année: 2013