Climategate: Mann Throws Jones Under the Bus

Dr. Michael Mann co-authored the famous graph of temperature trends dubbed the “hockey stick graph.”
Last week Mann was implicated in the global warming email and document conspiracy.
hockey stick
Mann’s controversial work has been challenged in the past.
Yesterday Dr. Mann threw fellow junk scientist Phil Jones under the bus.
The Telegraph reported:

Prof Jones, director of the University of East Anglia’s Climatic Research Unit (CRU) has been accused of manipulating climate change data following thousands of leaked documents that suggested academics delete sensitive emails to evade Freedom of Information requests from climate change sceptics.

Prof Jones, who has denied altering figures, has since said he would stand down from his post while an independent review is carried out.

One of the scientists to whom the emails were addressed, Professor Michael Mann, the Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University has moved to distance himself from some of the comments in the emails that suggest scientists did not want the IPCC, the UN body charged with monitoring climate change, to consider studies that challenged the view global warming was genuine and man-made.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s The World Tonight, Prof Mann said: “I can’t put myself in the mind of the person who wrote that email and sent it. I in no way endorse what was in that email.”

Prof Mann also said he could not “justify” a request from Prof Jones that he should delete some of his own emails to prevent them from being seen by outsiders.

Hat Tip L. March

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