Thursday, July 13, 2006

Misled again: The Hockey Stick climate

The latest update from McIntyre and McKitrick on the NAS report on the hockey stick and its import. This is a nice and easy summary that puts the issue into context and summarizes the key issues, particularly as they relate to the next IPCC report.

Also, here is a new PDF from Iain Murray summarizing some common global warming questions.

Both of these are an update to my previous posts on global warming. As far as eco-myths go, this is still the most popular and prevalent. But all eco-myths are subject to a discernible issue-attention cycle and it is only a question of when, and not if, global warming will pass onto the environmental backburner once the costs of its exploitation begin to outweigh its utility as a driver of public fear.