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US 'climategate' scientist all but cleared of misconduct (Michael Mann)
New Scientist ^ | 03 February 2010 | Catherine Brahic

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at newscientist.com ...


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1 posted on 02/03/2010 3:06:40 PM PST by neverdem
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To: neverdem

Baloney. That phony “hockey stick” crap was his all the way.


2 posted on 02/03/2010 3:08:26 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: neverdem

He certainly used the fraudulent “data” to his advantage...


3 posted on 02/03/2010 3:10:09 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: neverdem

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!


4 posted on 02/03/2010 3:11:59 PM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: neverdem

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?


5 posted on 02/03/2010 3:12:14 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: neverdem

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.


6 posted on 02/03/2010 3:13:27 PM PST by winner3000
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To: neverdem

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!”

Ha ha


7 posted on 02/03/2010 3:13:28 PM PST by karl_from_wylie
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To: beethovenfan

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.


8 posted on 02/03/2010 3:14:53 PM PST by dumpthelibs (dumpthelibs)
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To: neverdem
"internal university enquiry

This is a joke, right?

9 posted on 02/03/2010 3:16:49 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: neverdem
He was taking government money to help perpetuate the fraud. I am not a lawyer but would assume this turns the crime up a notch.
10 posted on 02/03/2010 3:18:13 PM PST by opentalk
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To: beethovenfan

More complete report;
http://kdka.com/wireapnewsfnpa/Penn.St.to.2.1467467.html


11 posted on 02/03/2010 3:18:31 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: neverdem
Mann has repeatedly said that he did not heed to Jones' request.

OK. So where's the data?
12 posted on 02/03/2010 3:18:51 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: Proud2BeRight
Kinda like an investigation of a teaching professor hitting on a Coed or persons of his/her choice; or the University reporting the number of sexual assaults, or the number of robberies and assaults, or the academics of its athletes. Or how the “teachers” keep their politics out of the classroom. Yeah, I believe they are “as honest as the driven outhouse.”
13 posted on 02/03/2010 3:26:13 PM PST by BilLies
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To: neverdem

Butt covering by academia. Nothing to see here, keep moving.


14 posted on 02/03/2010 3:26:55 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: neverdem

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.


15 posted on 02/03/2010 3:30:25 PM PST by Kirkwood
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To: neverdem

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


16 posted on 02/03/2010 3:31:06 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: neverdem; WL-law; Para-Ord.45; Desdemona; Little Bill; IrishCatholic; mmanager; enough_idiocy; ...
Another bright shining moment for acadumbia. Michael Mann

 



Prostitute "Scientist",
Son of Log Lady !

17 posted on 02/03/2010 3:31:43 PM PST by steelyourfaith (FReepers were opposed to Obama even before it was cool to be against Obama.)
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To: neverdem
Imagnine that.

A panel of leftist idealogues investigated one of their own and... SURPRISE! ...found him to be as pure and innocent as the driven snow.

18 posted on 02/03/2010 3:32:27 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: TChris

-n (Gaaah!)


19 posted on 02/03/2010 3:32:50 PM PST by TChris ("Hello", the politician lied.)
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To: neverdem

hokey stick Mann ping


20 posted on 02/03/2010 3:33:19 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: Born Conservative; airborne; smoothsailing; Dr. Scarpetta; martin_fierro; Coop; Tribune7; ...

scandal ping


21 posted on 02/03/2010 3:34:08 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

BS.


22 posted on 02/03/2010 3:34:35 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: neverdem

Ummmmm...I can feel his trustworthiness and professionalism oozing through the screen and I feel more innocent already just reading the article.


23 posted on 02/03/2010 3:36:18 PM PST by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: dennisw

These universities are identical to the lowliest ghetto drug dealer -— It’s all about the Benjamins

These universities are so tied to Federal loot and grants and funding I trust my plumber and pizza maker a thousand times more than the top administration figures which are full of gays and lesbians.


24 posted on 02/03/2010 3:36:20 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: dennisw

Another Gomer Pyle moment: Surprise, surprise, surprise!


25 posted on 02/03/2010 3:38:50 PM PST by p. henry
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To: neverdem

Of course, he was cleared. Imagine all the folks he could bring down if he wasn’t.


26 posted on 02/03/2010 3:39:00 PM PST by tanuki (The only color of a leader that should matter is the color of his spine.)
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To: dennisw



October 22, 2007

A Man's Got To Do What Mann Won't Do

Mann_explains_treemometer.jpg

Thanks to Willis Eschenbach for the amusing spoof 'reconstructed' photo of Michael Mann.

No doubt many blog readers will be familiar with the infamous 'Hockey Stick' graph, which used 'proxy' reconstructed temperature data up to 1980, grafted onto Hadley CRU instrumental data. The IPCC liked it so much that it appeared several times in the Third Assessment Report of 2001, thus enhancing the man-made global warming scare. A very different graph was used in the 1995 report, which clearly showed a Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age.

To cut a long story short, Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick published critiques of the Michael Mann et al 'Hockey Stick' in 2003, which were updated in further publications in 2005 (GRL and E&E), followed in 2006 by a presentation to the National Academy of Sciences Expert Panel, “Surface Temperature Reconstructions for the Past 1,000-2,000 Years.”

Steve McIntyre and Ross McKitrick wrote on the Nature blog:........




27 posted on 02/03/2010 3:41:42 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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Thanks neverdem.
28 posted on 02/03/2010 3:41:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: neverdem
Anybody expecting anything different from academia?

It's ok though, the era of Mann Made AGW is rapidly coming to a dismal conclusion.

People don't trust climate scientists, their peer review process is a joke and a good portion of them have ethics that Bill Clinton would look down on.

29 posted on 02/03/2010 3:42:03 PM PST by jwalsh07
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

Another perspective.


30 posted on 02/03/2010 3:42:18 PM PST by Tribune7 (Obama Is An Obstructionist)
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To: dennisw
These universities are so tied to Federal loot and grants and funding I trust my plumber and pizza maker a thousand times more ...

Amen, Brother!

31 posted on 02/03/2010 3:44:33 PM PST by NaughtiusMaximus (Science:exploring the mystery of universe. Scientism:wearing labcoats and getting grants.)
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To: neverdem

So I guess the Indian train engineer slash IPCC President who warned us that the Alps were melting and who got this revelation from a college students term paper and “climbing” magazine is free to go to!


32 posted on 02/03/2010 3:48:58 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Cockblock the sock puppet in 2010)
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To: Carling

That gravy train will be grinding to a halt if it hasn’t already ... the university would have done better to ask themselves what Mann will be doing for us from now on.

Then they could have pretended they actually had integrity and distanced themselves from this loser. Besides, that’s the best way to stay in the running for future research money.


33 posted on 02/03/2010 3:54:47 PM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: neverdem
and who was surprised by this???
34 posted on 02/03/2010 3:54:47 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Southack

In January 2009 the National Science Foundation held a conclave during which a panel that included Mann, his buddy Revkin at the NYTimes, exalted on the comming cataclysm. It was moderated by some lickspittle from Yale University. If hubris could be measured, the panelists scored an 8,0 on the Richter scale. Suffice to say, all, including the NSF, now have egg (or something worse) on their face.


35 posted on 02/03/2010 4:04:03 PM PST by Melchior
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To: neverdem

Isn’t that like saying that your girl friend is “all but” not pregnant?


36 posted on 02/03/2010 4:04:59 PM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: neverdem
“internal university enquiry”

Hysterical laughter here at this ever so unbiased investigation. Idiots investigating fools.

37 posted on 02/03/2010 4:06:16 PM PST by pepperdog (As Israel goes, so goes America!)
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To: neverdem

LOL, gee, who saw this coming!
Now that this charade is over, let the state legislative hearings begin.


38 posted on 02/03/2010 4:06:52 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem

The fox has concluded his investigation and found no evidence of fowl play in the mysterious deaths of those chickens.


39 posted on 02/03/2010 4:08:41 PM PST by Lancey Howard ("fowl play" - snort)
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To: Proud2BeRight
"internal university enquiry"

This is a joke, right?

Yes.

40 posted on 02/03/2010 4:09:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: neverdem; Marine_Uncle

Gee, Penn State clears scientist in a situation where, if not cleared, it would have given Penn State a black eye.

Color me surprised.


41 posted on 02/03/2010 4:24:41 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: neverdem

It is just like the IPCC whose authors investigate their own publications and conclude they are great. The IPCC and PSU are kangaroo courts - the prosecutors are the jurors.


42 posted on 02/03/2010 4:26:23 PM PST by mombi
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To: FreedomPoster

This was to be expected. For PSU to have done the right thing would have been a real surprise.


43 posted on 02/03/2010 4:43:27 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: neverdem

PSU is the now the most corrupt university in America. Kinda like the mafia investigating itself. His multi million $$ research Grafts have no bearing. How bout we have an outside source review these crooks?

Pray for America’s Freedom


44 posted on 02/03/2010 4:47:55 PM PST by bray (Throw All the Bums Out, starting with McCain)
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To: Marine_Uncle

That was *really* strong sarcasm on my part. I should have made it more explicit.

I couldn’t agree more. Totally different issue, but very much like Duke never doing the right thing concerning the railroading of their lacrosse players.


45 posted on 02/03/2010 4:53:25 PM PST by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: neverdem

Whitewash.


46 posted on 02/03/2010 5:05:54 PM PST by expatpat
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To: FreedomPoster
I suspected it was a sarcastic comment and should have made it known. Nice parallel between the Duke charade and this one.
Speaking of railroading. heheh. Looks like the Hindu will not step down either. Whats a few misrepresentation of the facts regarding the Himalaya mountain chain's glacier structure.
A little melt here a little melt there. To think a railroad engineer is running the whole climate show is most troublesome.
The guy reminds me of the poet, what was his name. Oh yeah. Saddam Hussein.
47 posted on 02/03/2010 5:09:33 PM PST by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....)
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To: neverdem

Just think: if you did this, you’d be in jail.

But because he’s a rich lib with powerful friends, this crook is going to F**KING walk.

Good to know that Obama is returning the government “to the people”.....


48 posted on 02/03/2010 5:30:13 PM PST by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: neverdem

All I can say is, I’m sure glad I’m not a PSU graduate and I sympathize with those who are.


49 posted on 02/03/2010 5:30:13 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Clint Williams

Note to self: Add PSU grads to Duke and certain other universities’ grads as “those who need to be checked out more carefully before hiring.” I will NOT hire another “Joseph.”


50 posted on 02/03/2010 5:36:20 PM PST by Clint Williams (America -- a great idea, didn't last.)
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