31 Oct '11, 10pm

Who’s behind the ‘information attacks’ on climate scientists?

Who’s behind the ‘information attacks’ on climate scientists?

A physicist and climatologist with advanced degrees from Berkeley and Yale, Mann is known for research that contributed to the "hockey stick graph ," which shows a sharp rise in the Earth's temperature in recent years. He was also among those caught up in the so-called "Climategate" controversy, involving emails hacked from a British university that climate skeptics claimed showed global warming was a fraud. Multiple investigations by Penn State, the National Science Foundation's Inspector General, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and British parliament have cleared Mann and others of misconduct and determined that the content of the emails in no way changed the scientific consensus that global warming is occurring as a result of human activity.

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