This is just perfect. Michael Mann, the climate “scientist” responsible for the hilariously-flawed and widely-discredited “hockey stick graph”, who also likes to sue people who note the fact that he is indeed a fraud, now says that the importance of climate data and models are over rated.
From the Washington Times:
Leading climate doomsayer Michael Mann recently downplayed the importance of climate-change science, telling Democrats that data and models “increasingly are unnecessary” because the impact is obvious.
“Fundamentally, I’m a climate scientist and have spent much of my career with my head buried in climate-model output and observational climate data trying to tease out the signal of human-caused climate change,” Mr. Mann toldthe Democratic Platform Drafting Committee at a hearing.
“What is disconcerting to me and so many of my colleagues is that these tools that we’ve spent years developing increasingly are unnecessary because we can see climate change, the impacts of climate change, now, playing out in real time, on our television screens, in the 24-hour news cycle,” he said.
Playing out before our eyes? What is he talking about? Global temperatures are in decline. Hurricanes don’t occur more often and aren’t more powerful. Tornadoes don’t occur more often and aren’t more powerful. Polar Bears are doing just fine. The ice caps are doing just fine. The sea level isn’t rising (in fact, it might be lowering). Even poverty, something the left claims will be exacerbated by global warming, is being solved by capitalism.
Here’s the thing, the models were wrong and he knows it. In fact, they weren’t even close. But rather than bring attention to this fact (and it is a fact), he simply tells us to ignore the models. Umm…nope. Those models have been extraordinarily wrong for quite some time now. Sometimes scientists are wrong in their predictions. That’s okay. But when “scientists” try to get government to pass massive tax hikes, regulations and redistributive schemes on unprecedented levels based on their data, it’s important to note when those scientists are wrong.