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Mann paid over $500,000 for bad science
Written by Kristin McMurray   
Saturday, 16 January 2010 21:20
Mann made global warmingThe National Center for Public Policy Research reported that Michael Mann, a key figure in climategate, received $541,184 in economic stimulus funds last June to conduct his climate change research.




"It's outrageous that economic stimulus money is being used to support research conducted by Michael Mann at the very time he's under investigation by Penn State and is one of the key figures in the international Climategate scandal. Penn State should immediately return these funds to the U.S. Treasury," said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project.


Mann's work, primarily included hockey stick graph, which has been featured by the IPCC for years.  E-mails leaked from the CRU revealed Mann was also ignoring requests for the data he used to create the hockey stick graph, manipulated existing temperature data and exerting influence over peer-reviewed journals.

Climategate confirmed why is was so easy for Stephen McIntyre and Ross McKitrick, who were featured in Not Evil Just Wrong, to debunk Mann's work.  In the documentary McIntyre said business men were familiar with hockey stick graphs - and they were generally a red flag that data was been obscured or exagerated to attract gullible investors.  Now we know the hockey stick graph was essentially used for the same purpose, one that cost American taxpayers over $500,000 in the process.

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tim lee said:


smilies/angry.gif the money must be paid back and the criminal acts must be pinished to the fullest extent of the law.

tar and feathers would be the fastest way to punish this criminal...........
January 17, 2010
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Kurt said:

Why does Mann even have a job? He is a charlatan and a conmann.
January 18, 2010
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