Michael Mann to get a medal?

An Iron Tree Ring for the hockey stick blitzkrieg? A Hero of Junk Science for the defending the ongoing siege at Climategate-grad? What?

From a Penn State University media release:

Mann to receive Hans Oeschger Medal from European Geosciences Union

Michael Mann, professor of meteorology and geosciences and director, Earth System Science Center, Penn State, was awarded the Hans Oeschger Medal of the European Geosciences Union.

The medal was established in 2001 in recognition of the scientific achievements of Hans Oeschger to honor outstanding scientists whose work is related to climate: past, present and future.

Mann’s research involves the use of theoretical models and observational data to better understand Earth’s climate system. He is best known for the “hockey stick,” a chart he and his co-authors published in 1999 using proxy climate data such as tree-rings and ice cores to estimate temperatures over the past thousand years. The hockey stick demonstrated that temperatures had risen with the increase in industrialization and use of fossil fuels and is the subject of Mann’s new book, “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars,” due out in early 2012.

Mann received his undergraduate degrees in physics and applied math from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.S. in physics and a Ph.D. in geology and geophysics from Yale University. He was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report and has served as chair for the National Academy of Sciences “Frontiers of Science.” In 2007 he shared the Nobel Prize with other IPCC lead authors.

He will receive his award during the General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union, April 22-27, 2012, in Vienna, Austria. Mann will also present a Medal Lecture during the conference.

The medal is named after Hans Oeschger (1927-1998), a pioneer in global warming alarmism.

10 thoughts on “Michael Mann to get a medal?”

  1. I was going to say, “words fail me”. Then I remembered that Al Gore and the IPCC got a Nobel Peace prize as did Obama, Jimmy Carter and Yasser Arafat. It all fits together in a neat, albeit insane package.

  2. Not at all surprising. The Nazis were very much into environmentalism. Oeschger would have gone to high school under their rule, and been indoctrinated by them.

  3. I realize this is a stupid question, but how do degrees in physics, geology and geophysics make Mann a Climatologist?

  4. Mann certainly fit the criteria. He took past data and eliminated selected data points to create current climate conditions from which he then projected future global warming. All to advance a political agenda. The governor of PA needs to reopen the investigation of Mann’s wrong doings using an outside team and fire the board of trustees for Penn St. Univ.

  5. …. The governor of PA needs to fire the board of “trustees” for Penn State University and appoint an outside team to properly investigate Mann’s criminal frauds ….

    Please, Dear Lord. Amen!

    God knows that bunch of evildoers assesses its football program more important than the sodomizing of infants!

  6. This is typical leftist behaviour. They love to exchange sparkly shiny awards with which to pad each others resumes. Then whenever scrutinized later, they can point to their trophy shelves and stutter, ‘B-b-but my awards!’

    Piss on ’em.

  7. And don’t forget President Obama got a Nobel Prize without achieving anything! That’s how pathetic such awards have become! They don’t reward genuine success… they reward lies.

  8. .
    Hey Michael,

    Happy ClimateGate Day

    Hacker(s)/Whistleblower(s)

    Thankyou for exposing the global warming scam.

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