Skip to comments.US 'climategate' scientist all but cleared of misconduct (Michael Mann)
Posted on 02/03/2010 3:06:38 PM PST by neverdem
A prominent US climate scientist at the centre of the "climategate" leaked email controversy has been virtually cleared of professional misconduct by an internal university enquiry.
Michael Mann, of Penn State University, featured regularly in the more than 1000 emails that were hacked from the University of East Anglia in the UK last November. His emails and comments have since then featured in countless blogs and news articles. Some have claimed the emails reveal that mainstream climate scientists have massaged data in order to demonstrate that climate change is caused by human activities.
The scientists in the emails, including Mann, have also been accused of seeking to prevent the publication of sceptical research in academic journals.
Penn State University opened an enquiry into Mann's behaviour in November, shortly after the emails were leaked into the public domain. After sifting through 1075 emails and focussing on 47 that were deemed relevant to public accusations of misconduct leveraged against Mann, they have, by and large cleared his name.
Off the hook
The internal enquiry has found that Mann did not "participate in, directly or indirectly, any actions with an intent to suppress or to falsify data". For the full report, click here (pdf).
Nor did he "delete, conceal or otherwise destroy emails, information and/or data" relating to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 report. One email that has received much media attention was sent to Mann by Phil Jones, then director of the UEA's Climatic Research Centre, on 29 May 2008. It asked Mann to delete some emails regarding the 2007 IPCC report.
In the months since the email leak, Mann has repeatedly said that he did not heed to Jones' request. Penn State's enquiry confirmed this...
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Baloney. That phony “hockey stick” crap was his all the way.
He certainly used the fraudulent “data” to his advantage...
Gee, PSU excuses the obvious fraud of a faculty member who brings in literally millions of dollars in grant money to the university?
I’m SHOCKED; SHOCKED, I say!
What about that leaked model that showed that any data you put in arrived at a upward hockey stick? Wasn’t that this freak, Mann?
Having the same university that benefited from Mann’s grants investigate Mann, is the height of conflict of interest. If Holder wasn’t such a partisan, he would have sent someone to investigate to protect the taxpayer.
ACORN was exonerated by their internal investigation as well.
Internal investigations are wonderful.
Ha ha ha ha ha.
“...Nothing see here ma’am. Move along”
“...ignore that man behind the curtain. I am the great and wonderful Oz!”
I grew up in PA and I can’t tell you how disappointed I am in PSU. When is honor and integrity in the leaders of our institutions? I guess it went away with all of the political correctness.
This is a joke, right?
More complete report;
Butt covering by academia. Nothing to see here, keep moving.
And who is investigating PSU????? Everyone in the sponsored projects administration at PSU should be investigated for covering up blatant scientific fraud. What are the indirect costs that are skimmed off by PSU on federally sponsored projects? 46.5% I believe. Of course PSU has a dog in this hunt.
Michael Mann, of Penn State University......
This fraudster got $500,000 in 0bama stimulus money for his research. True! He brings lots of Federal grant money to Penn State so they are not going to disown this mutt
With these de-greed and over credentialed hack-ademics you must always follow the money
A panel of leftist idealogues investigated one of their own and... SURPRISE! ...found him to be as pure and innocent as the driven snow.
hokey stick Mann ping