Do you remember Dr. Michael Mann?
He is a singularly interesting figure in the world of Anthropogenic Climate Change hypothesis. (In this comment thread on Bishop Hill blog, the field is referred to as ‘Mann-made Global Warming – lol.)
He was one of the central figures in the leaked CRU emails – and of the ‘hide the decline’ fame. (Here is the song..)
Dr. Mann is also the author of the thoroughly debunked ‘hockey stick’ graph – as demonstrated by Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick. Dr. Mann has said some very ‘not nice’ things about this statistician and economist…
And, he is in the process of suing Dr. Tim Ball – another Canadian!
Aside – this lawsuit is not going well for Dr. Mann: as part of the discovery process, he has to hand over for courtroom scrutiny the very data he has spent a decade hiding, or face contempt of court charges and a ruling in Dr. Ball’s favour. Somebody did not think his tactics through…
But, that is not all!
Now, Dr. Mann has decided to sue National Review for the words Mark Steyn wrote there…
With all the critics of Dr. Mann ‘out there’ – why is he picking on the Canadians?
Could it be – CANUCKOPHOBIA?
I don’t know – perhaps we should have someone in the sensitivity training field pay Dr. Mann a little visit, just to be on the safe side…
What about those who think everyone is unfairly picking on poor Dr. Mann?
If you don’t think the vast bulk of the criticism heaped upon him is undeserved, please, consider the following: his Penn State course information contains the following: (H/T betapug)
GAIA – THE EARTH SYSTEM (EARTH 002, Section 2; 3 credits) with the course schedule for days 37 & 38 is : MOVIE: An Inconvenient Truth (Part 1 and Part 2)
Yes – according to this ‘scientist’, ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ is Universtiy-level science material! LOL!!! When, years ago, I showed it to my kids, my young son actually thought that this movie was made with intentional errors in the science so as to train kids how to spot bad science…and greatly relished pointing the mistakes out!
If you want to be taken seriously as a scientist, you really ought to know better than to use such seriously flawed material as a teaching tool…
In other words, perhaps more than any other scientist of our era, Dr. Mann is rather to be ridiculed…perhaps his compulsion for making himself the laughing stock of the scientific community is rooted in the same pathology from which his (potential) Canuckophobia stems.
H/T: BCF, Bishop Hill, Watts Up With That, Steyn, and many more…
P.S. It looks like Dr. Mann’s legal fund is backed by George Soros, via Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) and GAP’s Environmental program…this could add a whole new dimension to the conflict.