Many thanks for those who have pitched in once again to help me navigate the serial tragic obstacles of the last few years. I’m starting to feel more grateful and a lot less desperate thanks to you. A number of of Paypal donations have already come in, enough to get me a little teary-eyed. So, if I’m going to rely on this crazy medium and the generosity of you regular readers to keep a roof over my head and the heat on, I owe it to you and the site to provide the best that my skillset can offer. One such event may be in the works for this coming Sunday morning.
There are plenty of things that could go wrong, plus we’re dealing with a famous scientists who is currently in great demand. But if all goes as planned, my old friend and world renown climatologist DR Michael Mann (Twitter @MichaelEMann) will drop by for a brief visit. Mike is one of the co-creators of the iconic climate reconstructions known as the Hockey Stick[s] and author of the book by the same title, he’ll be available here to respond directly to some reader queries in comments.
Many climate scientists have been hounded, harassed, treated like criminals, and ruthlessly investigated by state and federal officials in kangaroo court fashion for years. But Mike has arguably been the most maligned, and not only has he not been silenced, he has risen to the challenge and the quality of his research vindicated in every hearing and witch-hunt to date. Mike is not just a great scientist, he’s a tremendously courageous human being.
Q and A topics are up to you, but in the post we will be talking about new material he’s published, as well as looking at super storms and tornadoes, and the smoke screens being laid down by the usual suspects to conceal the inconvenient scientific facts. If you have any recommendations, by all means post them below and thanks again for your help!