Michael Mann on Climategate

We heard from Mike Hulme of the University of East Anglia a couple of weeks ago. Today Michael Mann from Pennsylvania State University adds his perspective in the Washington Post.1

I cannot condone some things that colleagues of mine wrote or requested in the e-mails recently stolen from a climate research unit at a British university. But the messages do not undermine the scientific case that human-caused climate change is real. (emphasis added)


The scientific consensus regarding human-caused climate change is based on decades of work by thousands of scientists around the world. The National Academy of Sciences has concluded that the scientific case is clear. As world leaders work in Copenhagen to try to combat this problem, some critics are seeking to cloud the debate and confuse the public.

1Mann earlier shared his thoughts at desmogblog.