A little whitewash and the Pennsylvania taxpayer connection to Climategate has disappeared. At least that’s what the Penn State University administrators are hoping.
Penn State, which uses state appropriations for about 10 percent of its $2.5 billion budget, cleared Dr. Michael Mann of any scientific misconduct relating to the scandal.
Mann heads the university’s Earth System Science Center.
Climategate occurred when emails were leaked last November from the University of East Anglia’s Hadley Climatic Research Centre in the United Kingdom that showed leading climate researchers to have played tricks with data and conspired to stifle dissenters regardingthe global warming catastrophe story.
Mann was one of those tricksters most notably by leaving out data points in his infamous “hockey stick” graph which was widely claimed to have proved that earth temperatures were drastically increasing. The graph is something that has been scaring children, Oprah viewers and Democrats for a decade.
Anyway, Penn State, touching up the spots it missed in February , has found Mann did nothing wrong. The reasons it cited for coming to this conclusion were — what you are about to read is not a joke remember — “This level of success in proposing research, and obtaining funding to conduct it,clearly places Mann among the most respected scientists in his field” and”Had Dr. Mann’s conduct been outside the range of accepted practices, it would have been impossible for him to receive so many awards”
Penn State Clears Hockey-Stick Mann