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.