For many years, Michael Mann appeared more than happy to be a key player in influencing government “climate policy.” He has changed his tune.
Stating that as a scientist, he should, in theory, have no stake in the elections at all, but based on statements that he cited in a recent Washington Post editorial, he essentially has no choice but to fight for his ability to continue his work without harassment. Mann, who is perhaps best known as the originator of the hockey stick graph that Al Gore made famous, described specific threats made against him and other climate scientists by two Congressmen and one state Attorney General should the Republicans prevail in November. Mann was implicated in the so-called “Climategate scandal” as the result of a number of questionable emails emanating from Britain’s East Anglia University
I personally would prefer to see Congress legislate gravity rather than the climate. They could end obesity and have exactly the same probability of success.