by Bob Unruh, WND
When scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA released their assessment Friday that 2014 was the hottest year in 135 years of record-keeping, proponents of the theory that mankind is causing catastrophic global warming joined together as in a chorus.
“We are witnessing, before our eyes, the effect of human-caused climate change,” Pennsylvania State University professor Michael Mann said in the report.
“It is exceptionally unlikely that we would be seeing a record year, during a record warming decade, during a multi-decadal period of warmth that appears to be unrivaled over at least the past millennium if it were not for the rising of planet-warming gases produced by fossil-fuel burning.”
But Mann has been described by WND columnist and former Margaret Thatcher aide Christopher Monckton as “the charlatan who created the now-discredited ‘hockey-stick’ graph that incorrectly purposed to eradicate the medieval warm period and concluded that today’s temperatures are unprecedented in 1,300 years.”
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