He also claims to be a victim of McCarthyism…
… that’s good because Joe McCarthy was correct.
Mann called himself “a reluctant and accidental public figure in the debate over climate change.”
He was at the center of the 2009 “Climategate” scandal involving the global warming issue. Based on stolen e-mails, scientists were accused of manipulating data to promote their theory that global warming is being exacerbated by humans.
Global warning was portrayed by some as a liberal hoax. Mann said scientists were subjected to intimidation and modern day McCarthyism by powerful politicians.