So I had an opportunity to go see a free, open-to-the-public talk by Dr. Michael Mann, one of the lead authors for the IPCC, the person most associated with the "hockey stick" graph of temperature, and a faculty member at Penn State University. His topic: "Global Climate Change: Past and Present." A review: All in all, a disappointment. It was almost like an advertisement for Edward Tufte's pamphlet about how PowerPoint fails us. Mann, one of the brains behind Realclimate.org, is a giant, one of the most important people in the world of climate history, climate modeling, and projections. A …
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