Posted by Jeff Id on November 3, 2010
Andrew Montford linked to another self exoneration article by Michael Mann published in ‘New Scientist’, a magazine which may need to consider a less progressive title. As we have learned when Mann writes, his language is full of half truths and intentionally misleading statements which do no good for someone caught red handed at the center of the biggest scandal in recent decades. Mann refers to misrepresented conservative views as radical, while openly and regularly supporting his own extremist policies of economic limitation. Pots and kettles, pots and kettles.
The rant is infused throughout with comments like this, that do no good for any debate and only serve to expose his own bias and lack of objectivity.
So why the ongoing attacks against me by Cuccinelli and other groups and individuals doing the bidding of the fossil fuel industry?
Why does he keep writing these things when the Oil industry is primarily funding pro-AGW climate work? You have to wonder what good he thinks this does, is the public too stupid to realize that ‘big oil’ is in on the same side of ‘big AGW’ industry as Mann is? The real meat of the thing is to attack a conservative (Cuccinelli) with exaggerations of fact and hopefully prevent the exposure of his email collection which is almost certainly full of very nice goodies that would make climategate look like a cloud of cow methane in the wind. He’s too much of an extremist political activist and there are too many clues in the East Anglia emails of his wrongdoing in the name of the greater good. — as his enlightened mind sees it of course.
Still, if New Scientist wants to support dishonesty and political activists instead of science, it is their book, just don’t expect readership to expand much when everyone knows that they are being lied to ‘in the name of New Science’ for the purposes of political extremism. I would bet $5 that if Mann’s emails actually do still exist and are exposed, he would be in a great deal of personal trouble. The media never seems to learn. In the meantime, if you can follow and believe in Mannian logic and newspeak, you likely already have adopted newthink and New Scientist has identified themselves as the perfect venue for it.