Hokey stick creator Michael Mann and a number of fellow alarmists sent a letter to Congress yesterday asking it to take a “fresh look at climate change.”

In the letter’s section “Climate Change Deniers,” Mann et al. state:

… no research results have produced any evidence that challenges the overall scientific understanding of what is happening to our planet’s climate and why.

Some quick thoughts:

  • The claim presumes that alarmist research has provided any scientific understanding in the first place. Every climatic prediction made by the alarmists has turned out to be wrong in one way or another. If your “understanding” doesn’t provide for reasonably accurate predictions, then your “understanding” isn’t. Don’t forget Kevin Trenberth’s Climategate e-mail to Tom Wigley:

    Hi Tom
    How come you do not agree with a statement that says we are no where close to knowing where energy is going or whether clouds are changing to make the planet brighter. We are not close to balancing the energy budget. The fact that we can not account for what is happening in the climate system makes any consideration of geoengineering quite hopeless as we will never be able to tell if it is successful or not! It is a travesty!
    Kevin [Emphasis added]

    That doesn’t sound like understanding to us.

  • Even the alarmists own research doesn’t support their position — remember how they had to “hide the decline”?
  • Click here for an article about a December 2007 study that directly contradicts the assertion about “no research results” contradicting alarmism — and there are many more.

In addition to choking off funding for the EPA, Congress needs to stop taxpayer funding of Mann et al. Let’s see if Penn State is willing to support Mann’s nonsense without taxpayer largesse.