Tagged: Michael Mann

Empathy for colleagues - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 15, 2011

The Australian astrophysicist Mathew Bailes recently got international recognition for his part in the discovery of an exoplanet which could be made of diamond. As he says: “Following the publication of our finding in the journal Science, our research received … Continue reading → … Read More

Misuse of political office: science under attack - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker May 07, 2010

A couple of months ago I posted on Michael Mann’s fight back against the denialist attacks he is constantly subjected to.  Now there’s a new kind of attack.  The Attorney General of Virginia, one Ken Cuccinelli, has made a Civil Investigative Demand to the University of Virginia for a long list of documents relating [...] … Read More

Climate change deniers wallets threatened - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 22, 2010

Apparently climate scientist Michael Mann has threatened legal action* against Minnesotans for Global Warming (M4GW) over their  video “Hide the Decline.” This used the comment from the “climategate” emails to portray a dishonest and slanderous picture of Mann. The video has been heavily promoted by climate change deniers and conservative  groups, news outlets and blogs [...] … Read More

Swiftboating science - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 15, 2010

“Swiftboating” is a new term for me – and for science, I guess. But it is part of US political jargon. To quote Wikipedia: “Swiftboating . .  is used as a strong pejorative description of some kind of attack that the speaker considers unfair or untrue—for example, an ad hominem attack or a smear campaign. The term comes [...] … Read More

Chris Mooney interviews Michael Mann on ’climategate’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 12, 2010

This is an interesting interview (download MP3). Michael Mann has been vilified by climate change deniers. His work on the so-called “hockey stick” graph  is still being misrepresented despite being validated by the US National research council and other researchers. He’s a bit of a lone voice at the moment but really worth listening to. Point [...] … Read More

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