State of Virginia to Investigate Global Warming Scientist Mann

mannFrom Fox News

A legal battle is heating up faster than the planet for embattled climatologist Michael Mann.

First word emerged that the inspector general for the National Science Foundation would look into the Penn State panel reviewing the climate scientist, who is currently director of the school’s Earth System Science Center. Now the attorney general for his old employer the University of Virginia is planning an investigation, too.

According to a report in Charlottesville weekly The Hook, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has asked the University of Virginia to produce “a sweeping swath of documents relating to Mann’s receipt of nearly half a million dollars in state grant-funded climate research” conducted while Mann was at UVA between 1999 and 2005.

Should the AG uncover evidence of impropriety, the school could be commanded to return the funds, and pick up the cost of the AG’s investigation.

The paper, tipped off by anonymous sources, has posted a PDF of Cuccinelli’s formal request, a legal document called a civil investigative demand. In that letter, he demands production of information and documentary material relating to three papers Mann authored while at UVA, using a total of $484,875 of state grant money.

Read the Attorney General’s Letter

Read the Attorney General’s Note to UVA Rector John Wynne

“Since it’s public money, there’s enough controversy to look in to the possible manipulation of data,” Dr. Charles Battig, president of the nonprofit Piedmont Chapter Virginia Scientists and Engineers for Energy and Environment, told the Hook.

A spokesman for the attorney general told FoxNews that he was unable to comment on the case, explaining that “we can’t comment on whether there exists an ongoing investigation or anything like that.”

But the University confirmed that it had received the letter. According to spokeswoman Carol Wood, “the University has received the CID from the state’s attorney general regarding Michael Mann’s work. Because of the scope of the request for information it will take some time for us to review it and decide how best to proceed with gathering information.”

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43 Responses to State of Virginia to Investigate Global Warming Scientist Mann

  1. Cubanshamoo May 3, 2010 at 12:03 am #

    If this go forward, great, wonderfull, an step in the right direction. These so called “scientist” are meking a huge damage to the real science. They most face jail for the missuse of publi8c money, and the total academical discredit for lying the public. Period

  2. annecarr May 3, 2010 at 2:32 pm #

    Well I learned something today about how they could so fraudulently espouse man-made global warming: post-normal science. Look it up. You’ll be shocked, as i was, about the use of post-normal science not for discovering truths about the world but to push political agendas (read socialist/leftist agendas).

  3. Rob N. Hood May 4, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    It would be nice to see some truth about this either way.

  4. Cubanshamoo May 5, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    Hey Rob, I didn’t see you in Arizona fighting the American Law with your Mexican immigrants. Do you know that the Government of Mexico return any single Cuban they find iligal in Mexico? Why they do no accept that USA make the same?

  5. Rob N. Hood May 5, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    The U.S. has long been guilty of state-sponsored terrorism towards Cuba. The Florida Mafia, the anti-Castro Cubans in Florida, and the CIA, have been working hand in hand for decades in trying to restore Cuba to mob rule (crony capitalism). And they can’t understand why the Cuban people prefer socialized medicine to organized crime. I can.

    Patria o muerte!

    Hasta la victoria siempre!

    Presas politicos, libertad!

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD May 6, 2010 at 7:14 pm #

      Wow Rob, that is sick! Do you seriously believe that… oh, wait…. of course you do! Maybe you can go to Cuba and live there.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD May 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm #

      Wow Rob, that is sick! Do you seriously believe that… oh, wait…. of course you do! Maybe you can go to Cuba and live there. And if their socialized medicine is so great, why do they risk their very lives to get the hell out? You are really an (can’t say or Dan will edit it.)

      • Neil F. AGWD/BSD May 10, 2010 at 5:31 am #

        Dan, did you edit this and forget to delete the original? Kinda defeats the purpose of editing. Don’t it? And why would you edit that part? It is not personal, although I could of said heck, but the question is a good one, I think.

        • Dan McGrath May 10, 2010 at 9:40 am #

          Never touched that comment. I don’t know what happened. It should be edited, though. Your fill-in-the-blank insult doesn’t contain profanity, but it’s clearly a personal comment directed at a fellow commentator. In this instance I’ll leave it here as a reminder of what not to do.

          • Neil F. AGWD/BSD May 10, 2010 at 10:02 pm #

            OK, how’s this:
            Wow Rob, that is sick! Do you seriously believe that… oh, wait…. of course you do! Maybe you can go to Cuba and live there. And if their socialized medicine is so great, why do they risk their very lives to get the heck out?

  6. paul wenum May 5, 2010 at 10:16 pm #

    Must be nice to cut and paste from a Spanish textbook. Never thought you had it in you. Nice try but it failed.

  7. Cubanshamoo May 6, 2010 at 2:22 am #

    And Dan forgot to delete those offensive slogans in Spanish…. :-)))
    Good Look Rob!!! You have an amazing future in front of you.
    BTW your Spanish is almost perfect, the only problems is that these words have no meaning for no one since more than 50 years.

  8. paul wenum May 6, 2010 at 8:19 pm #

    By the way, I have no idea what the hell he said. I just assumed that he knew not what he was talking about and I guess I was right. Just sensed it in his post.
    Still don’t know what he said nor do I want to know.

  9. Cubanshamoo May 7, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    He didn’t too. Patria o Muerte (Homeland, or death) is the slogans Castro used to substitute the original Patria y Libertad (Homeland and Liberty). Our 1940’s Constitution was so good that even France copy some of our articles.
    Hasta la Victoria Siempre (Until the Victory always) is the last phase of a Che Guevara’s letter to Fidel Castro. It was writen after Castro send him to Bolivia and in terms similar of a dog who write to his Master, because Guevara knew he will be sent to death after his speech in Algeria in 1964, but he still have the hope to save his wife and daughters with this last proof of servilism.
    The “freedom for political prisioners” Rob is refering is for the 5 intelligence agents of Cuba’s regime captured in Miami in 1998. Among them one non-recognized son of Castro.

  10. paul wenum May 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm #

    Thanks for the clarification. Scot’s don’t understand Spanish. I have a hard time speaking English! Personally I hate a “Master.” That said, it looks as if we may have one putting us on a short leash shortly. God forbid!

  11. cubanshamoo May 8, 2010 at 7:51 am #


    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD May 11, 2010 at 5:19 am #

      Are you a fish worshiper?

  12. Cubanshamoo May 11, 2010 at 6:13 am #

    To who you are talking, and what it mean “fish worshiper”?

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD May 12, 2010 at 5:31 am #

      Just making a little fun CS. You openly admit that your english isn’t perfect so I don’t give you grief about it. But above you wrote “COD FORBID YOU ARE RIGHT”. I know you meant GOD FORBID YOU ARE RIGHT. But as I’m sure you know “COD” is a fish. Or it could also mean Cash On Delivery. So, just a little joke at your expense. I was hoping you would get a little laugh out of it.

  13. paul wenum May 11, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Speaking only for myself, I’m a Pisces, and people of faith have a fish sign on their car or other items of interest. I assume that’s what Neil is referring to. If not, I have no idea. Neil????

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD May 12, 2010 at 5:37 am #

      I am a pisces too! I was just having a little fun with CS Paul as I explain in my above response to CS. But I didn’t think of the fish being a Christ symbol. Sorry for the confusion.

  14. Cubanshamoo May 12, 2010 at 6:02 am #

    Ohhh I see, well no, I didn’t knew about a fish called “cod”, nor about the fish sign as distinctive of faith. Indeed, I was trying to write God, but …. it came the “C”. Sorry. On another hand I have a faith, for sure, but no church since I do not need any intermediary to talk to my God.

    • Neil F. AGWD/BSD May 12, 2010 at 6:30 pm #

      I hope you weren’t offended in any way. I was just having a little fun, and I hope you take it in the spirit in which it was intended. Sometimes I can be an a-hole without trying. So, sorry.

  15. Dan McGrath May 12, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Cod is great breaded with a bit of lemon and malt vinegar.

  16. paul wenum May 12, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Cod, 350 degrees, 20-25 minutes with mayo over the top with chives. Mayo keeps the moisture in, lemon & malt vinegar on the side. As to Global warming let’s defeat this animal in sheep’s clothing.

  17. Rob N. Hood May 13, 2010 at 2:18 pm #

    You guys should get jobs as comedians… really.

  18. paul wenum May 13, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    If you cannot have levity in life you don’t have one my friend.

  19. cubanshamoo May 14, 2010 at 2:46 am #

    Indeed Rob, we are looking for the clown

  20. Rob N. Hood May 14, 2010 at 7:59 am #

    Yes, indeed. Look in a mirror.

  21. paul wenum May 14, 2010 at 11:45 pm #

    I do every day and It’s funny, I laugh at what I see. Damn I’m ugly!

  22. cubanshamoo May 15, 2010 at 8:59 am #

    Me too, and sometimes I give myself some kisses, I am so brillant!!!!!

  23. paul wenum May 15, 2010 at 9:25 pm #

    Good comebacks. love iit!

  24. Rob N. Hood May 16, 2010 at 4:03 pm #

    Yeeessss, brilliant, in bizarro world.

  25. paul wenum May 16, 2010 at 11:27 pm #

    Cubanshammo, Keep it up my friend as well as you Rob. As to you Rob, eventually you will see life as it really is. Unfortunately it is not pretty and is not “Avatar.” Real life is not easy nor a given. Deal with it. If it was easy and simple we would never be having discourse or have any problems would we?

  26. Rob N. Hood May 20, 2010 at 7:58 am #

    I see reality, and it isn’t pretty. The problem is we don’t see the causes the same way, thus the solutions are very different.

    It’s a brain thing- it’s the only explanation. The brain cannot be rewired (retrained) to such an extant to change these differences.

    So the Ulitmate solution? We need to work TOGETHER. Will you? I don’t see it happening. The same problem exists around the world- thus the cause of genocide, wars, hate crimes, etc.

  27. paul wenum May 20, 2010 at 9:26 pm #

    Your answer is what I was finally looking for. In today’s world nobody sits and simply talks out problems and comes to an agreement after sometimes heated argument and shakes hands. Today, everything is media driven and in my simple/humble thought is the major problem. Solutions may be the same, however with the hate versus left/right nobody comes together. Like two magnet’s. Remember that in school? Maybe the magnets must be defused? Remember what I’ve said before. For every action their is a reaction (Like opposing magnets) if there is no reaction the opposing party may be listening to what you just said and may respond with a better attitude. Always remember when an adversary crosses their arms. You, my friend are either in a stalemate, or you have a hell of a war forthcoming! Enough bull from the old Scot.

  28. Rob N. Hood May 21, 2010 at 7:15 am #

    It will be you and yours who will fire the first shot, my friend.

    My side will continue to LISTEN to your irrational babbling, and open our arms to you, while you take aim at our heads.

    • Dan McGrath May 21, 2010 at 9:59 am #


  29. Rob N. Hood May 21, 2010 at 3:11 pm #


  30. paul wenum May 21, 2010 at 11:28 pm #

    Just what the heck is “pish” V “Posh”?? Sounds like an Italian dish? Enlighten me. I’m Scot. I’m missing something. No, I don’t check Google!

  31. Rob N. Hood May 22, 2010 at 7:57 am #

    It’s just good natrued silliness. Sometimes I actually respect Dan’s constraint and tolerance of my tollishness. I suspect I am an assest of some kind.

  32. Rob N. Hood May 22, 2010 at 7:57 am #


  33. Rob N. Hood May 23, 2010 at 7:22 am #

    asset……… damn typos

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