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  1. 1. Mi AVIS ~~~~~Page Ilofi1 RECORD TYPE: FEDERAL (NOTES MAIL) ( "Catanzaro, CREATOR:"Cataflzaro, Michael (EPW)" <Mi halCtnaoep~eaegv 2 0 03 19:03:0 .00 CREATION DATE/TIME:19-MAY- SUBJECT:: EPW: CLIMATE CHANCE Ctnaoew~eaegv "Crr~atazaro,Micha TO:"Catanzaro, Michael (EPW)" <Michael READ :UNKNOWN OU=CEQ/0'EOP [CEO I BCC:Dafla N. Perino ( CN=Dana M. Perino READ :UNKNOWN TEXT: THE SCIENCE OF CLIMATE CHANCE Institute on the "hockey stick An excerpt from the Competitive Enter rise theory' of global warming: [U ited Nations Third Assessment Report "The main propaganda device of the graph.' The graph is a on climate change] is the 'hockey stick rings dating back to 1000 AD and temperature record derived from tree c ntury thermometer-based temperature running through 1900, with the 20th to show that global temperatures have data attached at the end. It claims ng the last millennium until the remained steady or even decreased dur warming represented by the industrial age, when there was an anomalous stick is largely bogus, however. blade of the hockey stick. The hocke. be nearly any temperature trend could The margin of error is so large that drawn to fit within it. ey stick to claim that current "Global warming alarmists use the hoc :ime in the last 1,000 years. The warming is greater than at any other tle Ice Age (LIA) were two naturally Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and the Li nnium where the range of global occurring events during the last mill tfte 20th century. During the MWP, temperature change exceeded that of they are today. The MWP, however, global temperatures were higher than graph. does not show up in the hockey stick been dismantled by, among others, "The hockey stick theory has effectively S on of Harvard in their recently Dr. Sallie Baliunas and Dr. Willie climate studies. Also, published meta-analysis of 240 peer-ieviewed observatory, argued in Earth Wallace Broecker, of the Lamont-Doheity indeed global phenomena. Science magazine that the MWP and thE LIA were notes, 'A recent, widely cited Referring to the hockey stick, Broecker that the 20th century warming was reconstruction leaves the impression It shows no hint of the Medieval Warm unique during the last millennium. during which the Vikings colonized Period (from around 800 to 1200 A.D.) event was regional rather than Greenland, suggesting that this warm just at the dawn of the Industrial global. It also remains unclear why o- substantial amounts of anthropogenic Revolution and before the emission Temperature began to rise steeply.'" [manmade) greenhouse gases, Earth's 8/14/2003 file://DASEARCHi739-03-CEQ0 5 8_&txO j g0o3sceq.txt