Browsing All posts tagged under »Michael Mann«

The Hockey Stick Goes to Congress

November 5, 2012


The so-called “hockey stick” graph, displaying dramatic rises in the Earth’s temperatures over the last century, has been a major bugaboo for climate change deniers ever since it took a starring role in Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth.”  As Mann points out in the following testimony before Congress, the focus on the original 1999 graph […]

Protecting Climate Scientists from Frivolous Lawsuits

January 27, 2012


Anybody following the climate file knows about the ongoing attacks on climate scientists.  They are regularly smeared on right-wing blogs and in the media, particularly media controlled by the shady media baron Rupert Murdoch.  Lies are invented about them out of whole cloth and circulated uncritically by a large climate denial echo chamber.  Hate campaigns […]

Climate Denier Darling Wegman Outed for Academic Fraud

June 5, 2011


Let’s start with where it all began. You may recall Representative Joe Barton.  He was the congressman from Texas who last year, in the midst of the monumental Gulf of Mexico oil spill, called on President Obama to apologize to BP.  The President—oh horrors!—had asked the company to set money aside to compensate innocent citizens hurt by […]

Simple Sam Learns What Climate Change Is & Gets Some Homework

August 18, 2010


Today in our second lesson in climate school we’ll start by discussing what is and what isn’t climate change.  Yes, Sam? “Shouldn’t you first tell us the difference between weather and climate?” You don’t know? “You always go on about the difference between weather and climate,” says Sam.  “Weather is…, yadda yadda yadda.  Climate is…, […]

Scientists Comment on Muir Russell “Climategate” Report

July 7, 2010


The Science news site has been soliciting comments from scientists on the final Muir Russell investigation into the so-called “climategate” emails.  These are some of the things scientists have said so far: Kevin Trenberth In reality the ones who had malfeasance were many of the critics who brought those changes and who mis-used and abused […]

Pennsylvania State University Report on allegations of misconduct by Michael Mann [condensed]

July 2, 2010


On and about November 22, 2009, The Pennsylvania State University began to receive numerous communications (e-mails, phone calls and letters) accusing Dr. Michael E. Mann of having engaged in acts, beginning in approximately 1998, that included manipulating data, destroying records and colluding to hamper the progress of scientific discourse around the issue of anthropogenic global […]

Letter From 800 Virginia Scientists to A-G Ken Cuccinelli

May 19, 2010


In response to the on-going persecution of climate scientist Michael Mann by Virginia Republican denier-in-chief, Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli, 800 Virginia scientists have signed a letter of protest.  This is the letter. May 18, 2010 Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli, II Office of the Attorney General 900 East Main Street Richmond, VA 23219 Dear Attorney […]

Attack on Michael Mann “an ideologically motivated inquisition” says Nature

May 12, 2010


Today I am plagiarizing Climate Progress.  They did the work.  They found the quotes.  I’m just passing this stuff on in case it passed you by. The sarcasm is mine. At issue is the recent attack on science by Virginia Attorney-General Ken Cuccinelli (Republican) who has issued a subpoena demanding documents from Michael Mann, climate […]