My Leftist copycat seems to think that quoting climate scientists on RealClimate.org somehow negates the Climategate controversy. Yeah, well, apparently he's never done any digging into just who contributes to RealClimate's blog.
The name to remember, boys and girls, is Dr. Michael Mann. For those who don't know, Mann is the director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State University. He is also one of the contributors to RealClimate.org. But there's another reason he's known in AGW proponent circles.
He's the guy who came up with the "hockey stick" graph so prominently featured in Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" and other scientific publications.
You know, the "hockey stick" graph that has been debunked by scientists as being misleading due to the limited scope he used to "prove" AGW?
Well, now we get to talk about Dr. Mann in a different context, thanks to Climategate. Seems he was mentioned by name in the email chain circulating in the blogosphere and the media showing how some prominent AGW proponents fudged the numbers. As a result of this, Penn State is starting an investigation into Dr. Mann's assertions and his actions to not only suppress opposing viewpoints, but advance false scientific data.
So, let me make this perfectly clear, Mr. Leftist blogger who hates me and yet can't stop writing about me and imitating what I do. Your "source" features "proof" that AGW is real...written in part by the man who has been discredited and is being investigated for lying about AGW.
Isn't that like using a Media Matters "report" to "debunk" Climategate?