Somehow I missed this story the first time around, but I’m glad to have caught the follow-up. Back on December 2, Paul Chesser at American Spectator reported that Michael “Dude, where’s my hockey stick” Mann received over half a million dollars in stimulus funds. What new jobs did that create? Who the hell knows. All we do know, which El Rushbo reiterated in the first hour of yesterday’s show, is that the “Stimulus Package” is nothing but a slush fund to hand out to Democrats’ favorite peeps.
Here’s Chesser’s Dec. 2 piece as well as this morning’s follow-up (See original sources for links):
Mann's Mad Money
By Paul Chesser on 12.2.09
Since watching the Climategate scandal explode a week before Thanksgiving, debris from the mushroom cloud has rained upon the earth, and there are hints that some folks (other than me and my fellow climate realists) are getting curious about how the alarmists are funded. It used to be the narrative of the formerly mainstream media, when they deemed it worthy to include perspective from the “skeptic” side, always came with a “financed by Big Oil” disclaimer -- whether it was true or not. Meanwhile the warmists’ financial gain from the game was irrelevant in the media’s eyes.
It’s been widely reported in the blogosphere about the millions of dollars in grants that East Anglia CRUnit director Phil Jones collectedfor his climate modeling, but so far I haven’t seen much detail about his fellow email correspondents. What about ‘em?
Inarguably the next-largest culprit is Michael Mann, Mr. Nature Trick, who is not to be confused with the Nature Boy or the other “Heat“-making Mann. He has had his grants available for public viewing for a while, so I’m surprised I’ve not seen those spread around the ‘Net. They are right there listed in his curriculum vitae. …
Group: Mann’s Stimulus Should Be Returned
By Paul Chesser on 1.15.10
In early December I reported in this space that Penn State University Climategate scientist Michael Mann received $541,184 in stimulus funds, which the school claimed was creating 1.62 (presumably “green”) jobs. Today the National Center for Public Policy Researchcalled for the return of the funds to the U.S. Treasury:
Professor Mann is currently under investigation by Penn State University because of activities related to a closed circle of climate scientists who appear to have been engaged in agenda-driven science. Emails and documents mysteriously released from the previously-prestigious Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom revealed discussions of manipulation and destruction of research data, as well as efforts to interfere with the peer review process to stifle opposing views. The motivation underlying these efforts appears to be a coordinated strategy to support the belief that mankind’s activities are causing global warming.
How about he returns all $6 million he’s received from the government over the years?
Good point. Mann’s not going to return anything. The only entities the perpetually unhinged left is going to go after is the eeeeevil banks. Just ask the Marxist-socialist in Chief.
In related news, a new book on Climate-gate has just been released:
Climategate: The Crutape Letters, written by Steven Mosher and Tom Fuller has just been released:
The Climategate scandal covered from beginning to end–from ‘Hide the Decline’ to the current day. Written by two authors who were on the scene–Steven Mosher and Tom Fuller–Climategate takes you behind that scene and shows what happened and why.
For those who have heard that the emails were taken out of context–we provide that context and show it is worse when context is provided.
For those who have heard that this is a tempest in a teacup–we show why it will swamp the conventional wisdom on climate change.
And for those who have heard that this scandal is just ‘boys being boys’–well, boy. It’s as seamy as what happened on Wall Street.
Mosher, widely known, as a “lukewarmer” is perhaps the one man outside of the Motley CRU, The Hockey Team, and the whistle blower/hacker to receive the file, and recognize the game-changing importance of what he was reading. Mosher’s story was told in vivid detail a couple of days ago by Steve McIntyre.
Tom Fuller is a writer and self-described “liberal skeptic”, and was perhaps the first journalist to cover the Climategate story in detail as it was breaking. …
What makes me think that Messiers Mosher and Fuller will not be appearing on any of the network talk shows anytime soon?