Even NYT scratching its head at Mann: Michael Mann Threatens to Sue National Review for Defamation: ‘Not for nothing did National Review’s editor, Lowry, write , in effect, ‘bring it on’

NYT: What Mr. Steyn called fraudulent is one of the most examined sets of data in climate science: Dr. Mann’s work showing changes in Earth’s temperature from the year 1,000 onward, with relatively little variation in the first 850 years (the shaft of the ‘hockey stick”) and then a sharp rise in the post-industrial period (the blade).

The offending piece was a blog post by Mark Steyn, which described Dr. Mann as “the man behind the fraudulent climate-change ‘hockey-stick’ graph, the very ringmaster of the tree-ring circus.”