Dr. Michael Mann, the professor responsible for the famous (and erroneous) “hockey stick graph,” has been cleared of wrongdoing by a PSU panel that had been appointed to investigate Professor Mann’s involvement in the Climategate scandal, after his email correspondence was found among the emails from East Anglia’s CRU.
Interesting that Dr. Mann has brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars in climate research grants to Penn State University. Remember. Follow the dollars to find the rat; dollars are usually at the heart of EVERTHING that’s fishy.
But the findings and, more importantly, the focus have set off a wave of criticism accusing the university panel of failing to interview key people, neglecting to conduct more than a cursory review of allegations and structuring the inquiry so that the outcome -- exoneration -- was a foregone conclusion.
On Friday, Rep. Darrell Issa, the ranking Republican on the House Investigations Committee, charged that the Penn State's failure to settle all the charges and called into question professor Mann's work. He is demanding that all grants to the noted scientist be frozen.
Mann, according to published reports, has gotten a grant almost $550,000 in stimulus money to study climate change and is part of a nearly $2 million grant to Penn State to study the impact of climate change on various diseases.