Iowahawk explains how to put the 'hockey stick' on ice

by CynthiaYockey on December 12, 2009

Iowahawk understands statistical analysis — something to do with his day job and all — and his column this week is educational, rather than humorous, on the subject of Climategate. He walks his readers through the process of deriving the famous “hockey stick” graph, which purports to prove global temperatures are rising at such a catastrophic speed that only the immediate destruction of capitalism and the global economy will appease the Sun God and cool the planet. This will be catnip for my scientist friends, but you should be able to follow everything if you have an average understanding of high school math and science.

For a smart and comprehensive round-up on Climategate and the Obama administration’s power grab over the economy by declaring it entirely subject to EPA regulation due to the menace of carbon dioxide, see The Anchoress from 12/7.

Oh, and I know a week or so ago everyone was linking “Hide the Decline,” which is a parody based on “Dragging the Line” from Tommy James and the Shondells, but I love it and I can’t resist adding it here even if I’m late:

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