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Debunking the Hockey Stick, Part Two (Guest: Steve McIntyre)

October 14, 2019

The Heartland Institute's Senior Fellow Anthony Watts interviews Steve McIntyre, founder of the blog Climate Audit, about his journey into climate science and debunking the infamous 'hockey stick.'

Steve McIntyre, founder and editor of the blog dedicated to analysis of climate data Climate Audit, discusses how he first became interested in climate discussion. He and friend Dr. Ross McKitrick helped debunk one of the most important climate papers: 'The Hockey Stick.' Though only a businessman with a little formal knowledge of the debate, he was worried that climate alarmists were attempting to engage a war on fossil fuels. McIntyre reached out to Michael Mann only to be informed that he did not have the data on hand. In fact, when asking another researcher, he was told nobody had ever asked for data in 28 years.

He goes to show that if there truly is a consensus on the issue, there would be no need to hide and obfuscate data. 

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Anthony Watts is a senior fellow for environment and climate at The Heartland Institute.
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