Michael Mann gets “smeared” with facts.
Climatewire reports on the reactions to Climategate 2.0 of of Michael Mann and his RealClimate.org buddy Gavin Schmidt:
“They’re the leftovers from Thanksgiving 2009,” said Gavin Schmidt, a climate scientist at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. “All the stuff that they didn’t put out then, this is just another selection from that thing. There hasn’t been a fresh hacking incident. It’s just more of the same.”
Another scientist who appears in both batches of “Climategate” emails, Pennsylvania State University climatologist Michael Mann, called the incident “a truly pathetic episode.”
“Agents doing the dirty bidding of the fossil fuel industry know they can’t contest the fundamental science of human-caused climate change,” he said in an email. “So they have instead turned to smear, innuendo, criminal hacking of websites, and leaking out-of-context snippets of personal emails in their effort to try to confuse the public about the science and thereby forestall any action to combat this critical threat.”