On Thursday I'll be starting the day with Jay Weber at WISN Milwaukee, live at 7.30am Central. Later I'll be keeping my weekly date with Hugh Hewitt, coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific. Full details in our On the Air box at right.
On Wednesday I joined Buck Sexton on the Blaze to talk about Obama's icecapades in the Arctic and my new book "A Disgrace to the Profession": The World's Scientists ~ in Their Own Words ~ on Michael E Mann, His Hockey Stick, and Their Damage to Science - Volume One. I didn't know at the time that Obama, the smartest president in the history of presidents ever ever ever, actuaIly stood up and announced to the world:
If we do nothing, Alaskan temperatures are projected to rise between six and twelve degrees by the end of the century.
There is nothing so stupid a global warm-monger can't get away with saying it in public. The credulousness of Big Climate worshipers was one of the topics Buck and I touched on in our conversation. I think you'll find it a fun listen. Click below and settle back:
~Brian Gardiner has reviewed "A Disgrace to the Profession", and gives it two sticks up:
When Mann sued Steyn, I was one of those who thought he picked a dangerous sparring partner, and having read Lights Out, his response to an action against him in Canada, I knew Steyn wouldn't just roll over and accept what Mann was giving. He would, at the least, make it uncomfortable for Mann...
With A Disgrace to the Profession: The World's Scientists - in Their Own Words - on Michael E. Mann, His Hockey Stick, and Their Damage to Science: Volume One, he doesn't so much make it uncomfortable for Mann as eviscerate him. The book is 300-pages of climate scientists, physicists and others with Ph.D. after their name, speaking ill of Mann and his work. With Steyn's witty apercus throughout, A Disgrace to the Profession reads quite comfortably, not bogging down in technical details as a book devoted to science such as this is always at risk of doing.
A Disgrace to the Profession is a comprehensive take down. Mann may have thought he could sue Steyn into silence and he was wrong. But if he thought his reputation had been given a hit by Steyn, and he could regain it through the courts, he was as wrong as he's ever been... Win, lose or tie in the DC courts, it seems unlikely Mann's reputation will survive his ill-advised fight with Mark Steyn.
~I'm very grateful for the support you've given the book so far, both in its print and electronic versions. Maybe it's the terrific illustrations by Josh, but in Canada we're already in the Top 100. In America, we remain the Number One climatology bestseller, with our companion volume Climate Change: The Facts at Number Six, and both books way ahead of Michael E Mann's Dreary Predictions, languishing at Number 15. And remember, if you can't wait for the print edition, the book can be yours within moments via Nook or Kindle.
Over at Amazon UK, Rudy Manchego, who works with statistical models and knows whereof he speaks, writes:
I have read all of Mark Steyn's books, and in my opinion he's the best writer in the world today. This is a devastating takedown of Dr Michael Mann's infamous 'Hockey Stick Graph' which is probably the biggest single component in the case made by the IPCC and Al Gore amongst others that catastrophic AGW is real and happening. If you have any interest in the Global Warming debate then this book is an absolute must read. Mark has collected the thoughts of the world's most eminent climate experts and scientists (most of whom do believe in AGW, so don't be afraid to pick this book up if you think it's going to be biased) on the hard science behind this graph, so it's not a case of Mark framing the debate one way or another, but presenting clearly the whole picture...
The mind-blowingly brilliant scientists in this book (some of whom are doing brilliant work that staggers me, science CAN in fact be amazing) that Mark presents, IN THEIR OWN UNEDITED WORDS, are worth taking seriously. Let the science speak at last, because the IPCC and State sponsored organisations who have hijacked the debate for political and personal reasons have held centre stage too long...
Thank you Mark Steyn, Prize Fighter for the Truth. Undefeated. I hope you will get your day in court and Dr Mann will stop wasting your time so you can get more books out. I can't wait for the next one.
Whatever the trial schedule, Volume Two will be out next year, I can promise you that.
At Amazon US, Michael McKinley writes:
It's too bad such a book is even necessary, but unfortunately it is. Fortunately we have Mark Steyn around to write it. Devastating criticism, and funny as hell. Worth every penny.
~See you on the radio Thursday - and on Friday, with the great Glenn Beck.