Mark Steyn VS Penn State’s Michael Mann

Michael Mann, the Climategate Hockey Stick hero and the Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State, is threatening to file another libel lawsuit, this one against the National Review and its occasional commentator, Mark Steyn.

Mr. Mann apparently has his undies in a twist over Mark’s opinion piece that appeared on the NRO website on July 15th entitled Football and Hockey.  With his usual scathing way with words, Mark drew a neat parallel in his article between Penn State’s cover up of the criminal activities of convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky, and the university’s fawning internal review of Mann’s climate research and charges of academic malfeasance.  Not surprisingly, the university’s investigative team gave Mann the official Penn State imprimatur despite the fact that these insulated academic drones never questioned one witness nor reviewed any of Mann’s climate ‘science’ data.

Mr. Mark is right on target in questioning the validity of the university’s glad-handing of Michael Mann given Penn State’s penchant for circling the wagons.

Michael Mann was the man behind the fraudulent climate-change “hockey-stick” graph, the very ringmaster of the tree-ring circus. And, when the East Anglia emails came out, Penn State felt obliged to “investigate” Professor Mann. Graham Spanier, the Penn State president forced to resign over Sandusky, was the same cove who investigated Mann. And, as with Sandusky and Paterno, the college declined to find one of its star names guilty of any wrongdoing.

If an institution is prepared to cover up systemic statutory rape of minors, what won’t it cover up?  Mark Steyn, National Review

Mann is also in the throes of another libel lawsuit against the popular climate scientist, Dr. Tim Ball who resides in Canada.  But this Little Mann’s legal endeavors up north aren’t looking so very upbeat for the Hockey Stick Hawker.

That case isn’t going well for Mann because he appears to be stalling about complying with a court motion to hand over his hidden ‘dirty laundry’ metadata to courtroom scrutiny.  The British Columbia Supreme Court, where the case is currently being heard, has the right to order Mann to reveal all such withheld data.  If Mann persists in failing to comply, the court may find him in contempt and dismiss his case and award substantial damages in favor of Ball.   JohnOSullivan

Who would have thought that a Penn State pedophile could have opened the Climategate cut yet again?

A Little Mann Spoof

(Mann also threatened to sue the creators of this video)

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15 Responses to Mark Steyn VS Penn State’s Michael Mann

  1. C T Vivian says:

    Like your rattlesnake!! And post.

  2. Tom Murphy says:

    Mann has graciously-extended his pedantic pity party with yet another smearing of a whole class of people – climate skeptics. In this episode of “As the Mann Rages, So, Too, Should You,” Prof. Mann further refines his increasingly unhealthy disgust (with just a twist of paranoia) of climate skeptics (or trolls and denial zealots, as he’s been fond to label them).

    On a post to his Facebook wall yesterday (Tuesday, July 24, 2012) – , Mann compared climate skeptics (who have dared to comment on one of his numerous sob snippets) to… an infestation of beetle larvae. Given that Mann is a subject matter expert for trees (well, tree rings) and now apparently beetle larvae and their social habits, perhaps he should share some of that intellectual might with his fellow Penn State scientists, who are trying to tame the brown marmorated stink bug – .

    “…[A]lthough the research [funded by a $5.7M federal grant] will… not directly address infestations in homes or in major agronomic crops such as corn and soybean, knowledge gained should aid in the development of recommendations that could be useful for habitat-scale management.”

    If anything, Mann would have access to increased yet still silly federal funding.

    • Academe needs a total clean sweep. It’s infested with a poisonous dogma that taints any and all intellectual endeavors. Mann is the perfect example of the crazed liberal religiosity that dominates every university faculty room.

      But I take all of the Little Mann’s snipes and snarls as a good sign. He’s on the defensive and feeling the heat.

  3. j molloy says:

    invest in popcorn shares ,the’re about to go up 😉

  4. Tom Murphy says:

    “Who would have thought that a Penn State pedophile could have opened the Climategate cut yet again?”

    Who, indeed…? Thankfully, Mann’s id and ego are running roughshod over his super-ego, once again. Just because you label yourself a climate scientist (and wave the bought indulgence absolving you of associated scientific misconduct), certainly does not make you a climate scientist. Playing the victim, though, has fast become a favorite of Mann, whenever the “facts” he has “uncovered” are questioned:

    “For more than a decade, I’ve found myself targeted and attacked by political interests who feel threatened by some facts my colleagues and I uncovered about our changing climate.” – (Yale University link) .

    A solid discovery phase to any forthcoming legal case should (like the Ball proceedings) more adequately reveal that this self-proclaimed, grand duke of climate change has been far to cavalier with his data – and unchecked biases:

    “In the wake of the manufactured East Anglia scandal, I was on vacation with my family in the Florida Keys. My four-year-old daughter was entranced by the mangrove forests, the dolphins, and the coral reefs, with their exotic and colorful fish. I couldn’t bear to tell her that climate change and an increasingly acidic ocean are slowly killing the reefs, that increasingly destructive hurricanes would subject them to further insult, and that projected sea level rise over the next century and beyond could submerge vast regions of the Florida Keys.”

    Mann does Hansen proud in that puff piece.

    • Yep, the more publicity, the more lawsuits, the better. Mann and his academic ilk are just a modern day version of the doomsday preachers, using pseudo-science as their hell and damnation creed to excoriate the human race for daring to be successful.

      And I wonder who’s footing the bill for all the lawyer fees? Penn State, a taxpayer-funded university?

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  6. Paula says:

    Another great post.

    My gosh this is hilarious, the clip/spoof. And Steyn: what brilliance


  7. badbeta says:

    That last sentence was totally right on the money. 🙂

  8. robins111 says:

    I pray that he does go and pull a stunningly stupid stunt like suing Mark, it’ll be more fun that watching a litter of Jack Russell pups.

  9. Best Kippah says:

    Sometimes people involved in these cases aren’t that credible to be honest. It’s ironic how they uses some wits and knowledge to get away with justice.

  10. Wagathon says:

    There is no debate about whether mathematics is necessary in science. Mathematics is useful in helping us understand nature. Understanding climate change is not a matter of instinct. Science is not a matter of how we might feel about something. We can use mathematics to demonstrate why climatism’s fear of humanity and industrial man is really climatism’s detour to helplessness. For example, the mathematics of McShane and Wyner should be thought of as the chalkboard squeak heard ’round the world: M&S’ paper did not simply debunk MBH98/99/08 (aka, the ‘hockey stick’ graph). That’s been done many times by many others. M&S’ greatest contribution is as an inspiration to a new generation of scientist and statistician to examine the pseudo science of Western academia and to pick up the chalk and start outlining the dead bodies upon which the failed ideology of the Left lies.

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