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The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines

Michael Mann


The ongoing assault on climate science in the United States has never been more aggressive, more blatant, or more widely publicized than in the case of the hockey stick graph—a clear and compelling visual presentation of scientific data demonstrating that global temperatures have risen in conjunction with the increase in industrialization and the use of fossil fuels. Here was an easy-to-understand graph that, in a glance, posed a threat to major corporate energy interests and those who do their political bidding. The stakes were simply too high to ignore the hockey stick—and so began a relentl ... More

Keywords: climate science, hockey stick graph, climate change, global temperatures, industrialization, fossil fuels, corporate energy interests, climate wars, climategate

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231152556
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231152556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Mann, author