Poor Michael Mann

What a month for Michael Mann! His starring role in the CRU “Climategate” e:mails, extensive commentary on blogs and now increasingly in MSM, investigation by his university. Most tellingly of all the “Hide The Decline” youtube by Minnesotans 4 Global Warming. It can’t be easy being “The Mann”.

On Saturday, Michael Mann put up an op-ed at the Washington Post in which he ‘explained’ the context of the e:mails, and how, if there were any transgressions, it was “Them other blokes your honour. Not me”.

I doubt that Michael will be pleased by the reaction to his post. Last time I looked there were 32 pages of comments, averaging around 20 posts per page – around 600 posts. What is remarkable is the tone of most posts. Rather than spoil the story, I encourage you to go to the Washington Post website and have a look for yourself. www. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/17/AR2009121703682_Comments.html

I actually do feel compassion for Michael Mann and Phil Jones. I hope that they have support from friends and family at this tough time for them.

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One Response to “Poor Michael Mann”

  1. Rick Says:

    Dr. Mann is such a target now that I think he should consider getting away from his chosen field for a while – or for good.

    If the science is as robust as they say, then the cause of stopping agw doesn’t need him anymore. He should retire and avoid being a distraction.

    In 2050 when all heck breaks loose, we can have a statue of him erected or something. Perhaps holding a hockey stick!

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