800 Virginia scientists and professors sign letter asking Cuccinelli to drop inquiry

mann-photoBy Rosalind Helderman

University professors aren’t known to be the most organized bunch, but in Virginia they do seem to have found a cause in opposition to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s subpoena to the University of Virginia seeking documents related to the work of climate scientist Michael Mann.

The Union of Concerned Scientists today released a letter it said has been signed by 800 scientists and professors in Virginia urging Cuccinelli (R) to drop his efforts to collect documents about Mann. Cuccinelli has said he is investigating whether Mann defrauded the public as he sought grants to perform research into global warming. Mann left U.-Va. in 2005 and now teaches at Penn State University.

Read the rest of this story at The Washington Post.

Read the letter here.

Read AAAS Response.

  • Hal Groar

    I think the cat is out of the bag. The other scientists are scared that public money will dry up if they don’t follow the rules. (ie; not falsifying data etc…) They will back Mann to keep people from asking questions. Why else would they have a problem with getting to the facts?

  • paul wenum

    They have already stated “The facts.” To say otherwise? You have it figured out. Why don’t others, is the question. As to the question, why isn’t this in the MSM? Simply curious that’s all.

  • Hal Groar

    That is a good question, most of the stories I see here are never mentioned in the MSM. There have been a couple, but seldom. I really like this site for that reason.

  • paul wenum

    Hal, Suggest you continue questioning what is going on, right or wrong. Cannot stand people that don’t question things they disagree with. Must have a different make up? Must be the Scot in me.

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