Latest Michael Mann Stories

Tree Rings May Underestimate Climate Response To Volcanic Eruptions
2012-02-06 05:45:55

Some climate cooling caused by past volcanic eruptions may not be evident in tree-ring reconstructions of temperature change because large enough temperature drops lead to greatly shortened or even absent growing seasons, according to climate researchers, who compared tree-ring temperature reconstructions with model simulations of past temperature changes. "We know these tree rings capture most temperature changes quite well," said Michael Mann, professor of meteorology and geosciences and...

2011-08-23 15:32:55

  The Arlington, Virginia-based National Science Foundation (NSF) closed its inquiry into Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania researcher who´s been a target of climate-change skeptics. Mann was cleared of wrongdoing by investigators for the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in the flap surrounding e-mails hacked from a UK university. Pennsylvania State University, where Mann is a professor of meteorology, exonerated him in February of suppressing or falsifying...

2010-11-19 07:40:06

Record-breaking temperatures, extreme drought, stronger hurricanes and record rainfall are among the latest signs of climate change, scientists are warning. Weather patterns could become worse in the future if the world continues on its fossil-fuel consuming course, the scientists told AFP during a conference call Wednesday to discuss the year in global warming. Michael Mann, one of the leading scientists on the conference call, said he had just returned from a trip to Churchill, Manitoba,...

2010-04-22 09:40:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., April 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a Washington, DC press conference yesterday, the No Cap and Trade Coalition announced a new video spoofing prominent 'climategate' scientist, Dr. Michael Mann, and his infamous 'hockey stick chart' showing rapidly increasing global temperatures in recent decades. The video was posted on YouTube until Wednesday afternoon, when the Google-owned video site removed the video, citing non-existent copyright claims by Jib Jab as the reason....

2010-04-01 09:44:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 3, 2010, the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) released a report on its internal inquiry of Professor Michael Mann, clearing him of any wrongdoing for his involvement in the "climategate" scandal. Mann's work, including the infamous "hockey stick graph," concluded: "the 1990s was the hottest decade of the millennium." Mann's study has been debunked by the academic community, but has played a key role in aiding the "global...

2010-02-10 08:30:00

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by Young Americans for Freedom: Penn State's internal inquiry into Michael Mann's alleged scientific misconduct concluded with the virtual exoneration of his behavior, and ignored key evidence in the Climategate scandal. As feared, this inquiry was little more than a whitewash--an assault on academic integrity. First, the university's internal review consisted of three Penn State employees who have...

2010-02-03 14:22:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following statement is from Steve Milloy, publisher of JunkScience.com and author of Green Hell: How Environmentalists Plan to Control Your Life and What You Can Do to Stop Them. Here's our early take on today's Penn State report (http://www.research.psu.edu/orp) on its Michael Mann investigation: 1. The review apparently extended little further than the Climategate e-mails themselves, an interview with Mann, materials submitted by Mann...

2009-12-03 12:05:00

A series of controversial e-mails from a British university's climate center were obtained by computer hackers and posted online about two weeks ago and now House Republicans are saying they are evidence of corruption surrounding man-made climate change, The Associated Press reported. Meanwhile, top administration scientists say they found no such sign of corruption and argued that the surrounding controversy doesn't change the fact that the world is warming. Climate change skeptics contend...

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