Mann overboard! Pot, kettle, conspiracy edition

Michael_Mann_hurricane_matrixWhile dodging the issue of his own ten thousand dollar speaking fees this past week, Mike Mann thinks its all a big hugely funded conspiracy (like those WUWT calendar sales). From a hilarious interview at The Independent:

A climate scientist who says he has been subjected to a vitriolic hate campaign has denounced the way that American billionaires have been able to secretly finance the climate-sceptic organisations that have attacked him.

Professor Michael Mann of Pennsylvania University, who has been targeted by climate-change sceptics for his work on global temperature records, said it was wrong for wealthy individuals such as the oil billionaire Charles Koch to surreptitiously finance the “counter-movement” that denounces the science of global warming.

It was only when he was researching a book that he became aware Koch was assisting some of the organisations that he says have been attacking him and his colleagues for so many years, Professor Mann said. He said the sceptic organisations had “single-handedly sought to poison the public discourse over human-caused climate change. In the process they have potentially mortgaged the futures of our children and grandchildren. You couldn’t invent villains like this if you tried.”

From: Top climate scientist denounces billionaires over funding for climate-sceptic organisations – Science – News – The Independent

On the subject of the Koch Brothers and funding of sceptic organizations, Dr. Mann might recall that his criminal acquaintance, Dr. Peter Gleick’s document theft was helpful it putting that issue to rest once and for all. From Junkscience.com

As this page shows, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation only gave $25,000 to Heartland in 2011 (about 0.5% of Heartland’s budget) for a health care project. Heartland only hoped to get $200,000 from the Foundation in 2012 — again for its health care project. But Dr. Mann would never talk about such adverse results.

Nor does Dr. Mann like to talk about the millions he has received in grants at Penn State.

From the American Spectator:

Inarguably the next-largest culprit is Michael Mann, Mr. Nature Trick, who is not to be confused with the Nature Boy or the other “Heat“-making Mann. He has had his grants available for public viewing for a while, so I’m surprised I’ve not seen those spread around the ‘Net. They are right there listed in his curriculum vitae. (now deleted -AW)

2009-2013          Quantifying the influence of environmental temperature on transmission of vector-borne diseases, NSF-EF [Principal Investigator: M. Thomas; Co-Investigators: R.G. Crane, M.E. Mann, A. Read, T. Scott (Penn State Univ.)] $1,884,991

2009-2012          Toward Improved Projections of the Climate Response to Anthropogenic Forcing: Combining Paleoclimate Proxy and Instrumental Observations with an Earth System Model, NSF-ATM [Principal Investigator: M.E. Mann; Co-Investigators: K. Keller (Penn State Univ.), A. Timmermann (Univ. of Hawaii)] $541,184

2008-2011          A Framework for Probabilistic Projections of Energy-Relevant Streamflow Indices, DOE [Principal Investigator: T. Wagener; Co-Investigators: M. Mann, R. Crane, K. Freeman (Penn State Univ.)] $330,000

2008-2009          AMS Industry/Government Graduate Fellowship (Anthony Sabbatelli), American Meteorological Society [Principal Investigator: M.E. Mann (Penn State Univ.)] $23,000

2006-2009          Climate Change Collective Learning and Observatory Network in Ghana, USAID [Principal Investigator: P. Tschakert; Co-Investigators: M.E. Mann, W. Easterling (Penn State Univ.)] $759,928

2006-2009          Analysis and testing of proxy-based climate reconstructions, NSF-ATM [Principal Investigator: M.E. Mann (Penn State Univ.)] $459,000

2006-2009          Constraining the Tropical Pacific’s Role in Low-Frequency Climate Change of the Last Millennium, NOAA-Climate Change Data & Detection (CCDD) Program [Principal Investigators: K. Cobb (Georgia Tech Univ.), N. Graham (Hydro. Res. Center), M.E. Mann (Penn State Univ.), Hoerling (NOAA Clim. Dyn. Center), Alexander (NOAA Clim. Dyn. Center)] PSU award (M.E. Mann): $68,065

2006-2007          Acquisition of high-performance computing cluster for the Penn State Earth System Science Center (ESSC), NSF-EAR [Principal Investigator: M.E. Mann, Co-Investigators: R. Alley, M. Arthur, J. Evans, D. Pollard (Penn State Univ.)] $100,000

2003-2006          Decadal Variability in the Tropical Indo-Pacific: Integrating Paleo & Coupled Model Results, NOAA-Climate Change Data & Detection (CCDD) Program [Principal Investigators: M.E. Mann (U.Va), J. Cole (U. Arizona), V. Mehta (CRCES)] U.Va award (M.E. Mann): $102,000

2002-2005          Reconstruction and Analysis of Patterns of Climate Variability Over the Last One to Two Millennia, NOAA-Climate Change Data & Detection (CCDD) Program [Principal Investigator: M.E. Mann, Co-Investigators: S. Rutherford, R.S. Bradley, M.K. Hughes] $315,000

2002-2005          Remote Observations of Ice Sheet Surface Temperature: Toward Multi-Proxy Reconstruction of Antarctic Climate Variability, NSF-Office of Polar Programs, Antarctic Oceans and Climate System [Principal Investigators: M.E. Mann (U. Va), E. Steig (U. Wash.), D. Weinbrenner (U. Wash)] U.Va award (M.E. Mann): $133,000

2002-2003         Paleoclimatic Reconstructions of the Arctic Oscillation, NOAA-Cooperative Institute for Arctic Research (CIFAR) Program [Principal Investigators: Rosanne D’Arrigo, Ed Cook (Lamont/Columbia); Co-Investigator: M.E. Mann] U.Va subcontract (M.E. Mann): $14,400

2002-2003         Global Multidecadal-to-Century-Scale Oscillations During the Last 1000 years, NOAA-Climate Change Data & Detection (CCDD) Program [Principal Investigator: Malcolm Hughes (Univ. of Arizona); Co-Investigators: M.E. Mann; J. Park (Yale University)] U.Va subcontract (M.E. Mann): $20,775

2001-2003         Resolving the Scale-wise Sensitivities in the  Dynamical Coupling Between Climate and the Biosphere, University of Virginia-Fund for Excellence in Science and Technology (FEST)  [Principal Investigator: J.D. Albertson; Co-Investigators: H. Epstein, M.E. Mann] U.Va internal award:  $214,700

2001-2002         Advancing predictive models of marine sediment transport, Office of Naval Research [Principal Investigator: P. Wiberg (U.Va), Co-Investigator: M.E. Mann] $20,775

1999-2002          Multiproxy Climate Reconstruction: Extension in Space and Time, and Model/Data Intercomparison, NOAA-Earth Systems History [Principal Investigator: M.E. Mann (U.Va), Co-Investigators: R.S. Bradley, M.K. Hughes] $381,647

1998-2000          Validation of Decadal-to-Multi-century climate predictions, DOE [Principal Investigator: R.S. Bradley (U. Mass); Co-Investigators: H.F. Diaz, M.E. Mann]

1998-2000          The changing seasons? Detecting and understanding climatic change, NSF-Hydrological Science [Principal Investigator U. Lall (U. Utah); Co-investigators: M.E. Mann, B. Rajagopalan, M. Cane] $266,235K

1996-1999 Patterns of Organized Climatic Variability: Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Globally

Distributed Climate Proxy Records and Long-term Model Integrations, NSF-Earth Systems History [Principal Investigator: R.S. Bradley (U. Mass); Co-Investigators: M.E. Mann, M.K. Hughes] $270,000

1996-1998 Investigation of Patterns of Organized Large-Scale Climatic Variability During the Last

Millennium, DOE, Alexander Hollaender Postdoctoral Fellowship [M.E. Mann] $78,000

For those keeping score, that’s almost $6 million total for various predictions, models and reconstructions over the last 13 years by Mann and his playmates.

As for the “villains”, I’m reminded of this famous quote from Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.:

If Michael Mann did not exist, the skeptics would have to invent him.

 

 

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Dan Collins

I propose a unit of measure for quantifying non-existence, called the Mann.

beesaman

And of course if he would like to reveal his earnings from speaking, book sales etc? All made on the back of CAGW.

Denier666

Can I get a grant? I can spell climate change & global warming & extreme weather

Latitude

In the process they have potentially mortgaged the futures of our children and grandchildren. You couldn’t invent villains like this if you tried.”
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“We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms.”
– Barack Obama
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amen

Gunga Din

Hmmm … what kind of billionaire is George Soros?

KevinM

Man has some data right. Skeptics have to get funds from somewhere, and that can mean a lot of small pockets (WUWT ad revenue) and/or a few big ones (Ive seen other Heartland climate notes, not just the specific one highlighted here).
Where he exposes himself as an a$$h0le is his gratuitous use of unnecessary adjectives like “single-handed” and “surreptitious”. It is not just Koch, nor is Koch secretive in any way about his opinion on climatology.
His pattern in public life seems to be wild extrapolations from insufficient analysis of incomplete data.

Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings and commented:
ADD :Mann received $541,184 in economic stimulus funds June 2010 to conduct climate change research.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703657604575005412584751830.html

John West

Latitude says: amen
Appropriate.
Mann: “American billionaires have been able to secretly finance the climate-sceptic organisations”
See? It’s a secret, that’s why there’s no proof, you must believe on faith.
Mann is one of the 97% whose reputation would be most damaged by the recognition that “climate science” jumped to the AGW conclusion and unsurprisingly believes (at least publically) the AGW conclusion was not arrived at from scant evidence and wild imaginations.

Anthony Watts stated:

From the American Spectator:
Inarguably the next-largest culprit is Michael Mann, Mr. Nature Trick, who is not to be confused with the Nature Boy or the other “Heat“-making Mann. He has had his grants available for public viewing for a while, so I’m surprised I’ve not seen those spread around the ‘Net. They are right there listed in his curriculum vitae. (now deleted -AW)….

This is not the latest (dated Sep. 3, 2011), but these items should be added to the list found by American Spectator:

2011-2014 Advanced Regional And Decadal Predictions Of Coastal Inundation for the U.S. Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, NOAA-Improving NOAA�s Climate Services for the Coastal Zone (Special Competition) [Principal Investigators: B. Horton (Univ. of Pennsylvania), J. Donnelly (WHOI), Reide Corbett (East Carolina Univ.), A. Kemp (Yale University), K. Lindeman (Florida Inst. Tech.), M.E. Mann (Penn State Univ.), D. Peltier (Univ. of Toronto, Canada), S. Rahmstorf (University of Potsdam, Germany)] PSU award (M.E. Mann): $120,463
2011-2014 Climate and Society – Innovative and Sustainable Collaboration with Senegal, Penn State University-AESEDA program [Principal Investigator: J.D. Fuentes; Co-Investigators: P. Tschakert, J. L. Evans, A. M. Thompson, and M.E. Mann] PSU internal award: $75,000
2010-2012 Scientific Input on Climate Change Outreach by a Network of Zoos and Aquariums, NSF-Arctic Research & Education [Principal Investigators: A. Grajal (Chicago Zoological Society), S.R. Goldman (Univ. of Illinois-Chicago), M.E. Mann (Penn State Univ.)] PSU award (M.E. Mann): $32,733
2010-2013 Development of a Northern Hemisphere Gridded Precipitation Dataset Spanning the Past Half Millennium for Analyzing Interannual and Longer-Term Variability in the Monsoons, NOAA-Climate Change Data & Detection (CCDD) Program [Principal Investigators: Q. Hu, S. Feng, R.J. Oglesby (Univ. of Nebraska), M.E. Mann (Penn State Univ.)] PSU award (M.E. Mann): $249,800
Source: http://web.archive.org/web/20110903110408/http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~mann/Mann/cv/cv.html

ConfusedPhoton

The Independent (not the Sunday edition) has a circulation of less than 85,000. Who else would listen to his ramblings and publish them but a dying newspaper.

KevinM

…also…
In my school years, I once got in trouble for submitting the same long report to two different professors in two different classes. It was entirely my own work, and the first grade was an “A Outstanding!”. The second was an “F Come see me”. Seems that even if the work met the solution well, there was a principal involved.
I wonder whether any of those donors felt at least a little miffed to so obviously NOT getting unique output for their funding. I count a whole lot of overlap in the project space. Wonder if they ever compare notes.

Nerd

Mann is nuts. I’ve learned that whenever left wing people say such things, it’s often the other way around. Nothing more than smoke and mirrors to distract us from what we should focus on the most – what is the ultimate goal by them when they have to go such extreme to try and discredit us based on lies? I’m afraid of what will happen the next 4 years with Obama seeking to gain more and more power and control over us. Billionaire Soros seems to have his dirty fingers in everything…

Jim Barker

The future has already been mortgaged and skeptics are not part of the problem.

Mikegeo

A sure fire sign that the “conspiracy” is working, is the complete lack of evidence about it.

Jimbo

His CV now says

“Not Found
The requested URL /holocene/public_html/Mann/cv/cv.html was not found on this server.”
http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Mann/cv/cv.html

Maybe just a glitch.

With some more effort he could prove Big Oil funding by analysing some more tree rings.

Jimbo

“We will respond to the threat of “alien invasion”, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations. Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires, and crippling drought, and more powerful storms created by these powerful beings.”
Ancient Alien theorists say the aliens are coming back and they probably have a peer-reviewed journal somewhere. How can we argue with peer-reviewed journals? The aliens could be coming and Obama should be saving us.
Not all arguments are valid, no matter how scientific sounding they may be. Climate change is just as probable as alien invasion or vice versa. Voting on accurate science is a really bad way to run a country.

Jimbo

I wonder whatever led Michael Mann to consider himself a tree ring expert? Maybe he studied fossilized tree rings. From his CV:

Education
1998 Ph.D. Yale University, Department of Geology & Geophysics (defended 1996)
1993 M.Phil. Yale University, Department of Geology & Geophysics
1991 M.Phil. Yale University, Department of Physics
1991 M.S. Yale University, Department of Physics
1989 A.B. (double), University of California-Berkeley, Applied Math, Physics (Honors)
http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Mann/about/cv.php

ChrisD

A bit interesting (and ironic) that for AWG proponents the “settled science” need constant funding for more research…seems to me if settled there is nothing to research.

pat

Is it to early to tag him Mad Mann?

Mann! Mann!………..er ah,isn’t that an expletive? Mensch!!!

Gary Pate

This a**clown is stealing our tax dollars. Liars, Thieves & Whores, all of them.

Bryan Lee

Sounds Like Mann is fighting for his reputation

I see why Obama would rather talk about some nebulous climate problem that only bigger government can “solve” than out of control spending that raises our national debt by $1 trillion every 9 months.

I posted this at ‘The Independent’ several hours ago and it seems to be lost in moderation 😉
Though, judging from the usual junk wheeled out in defense of the indefensible, I would be drawn into a slanging match about ‘97% of science Academies agree that the world warmed at the end of the 20th C and Muller was a sceptic’ so I should be thankful not to be dragged into that stinking morass:
eeEEeevil fossil fuel(drug) companies(dealers) need to ‘secretly finance the climate-sceptic organisations’ to continue to sell their inventories to the (addicted)masses because… no-one re-ee-ee-ally wants the stuff or they might not use every available drop or because wind-power and solar will wipe out their established industries … or such like fantastical constructs. Yet denialists are the ones who believe in conspiracies? How does that work?

Steve Oregon

Mann oh Mann what a petty and deceitful fool he is. And there are so many others just like him.
Never mind what topic it is. I just don’t get it.
How can it be that so many lofty icons in academia have become so thoroughly absorbed by a pattern of purposeful mendacity?
They’ve created an entire villainous arena that is producing a steady and widening stream of self interested, conflicted, truth evading, manipulative public policies that are devouring massive resources while producing far more detriment than benefit. They are burning through the resources needed for real progress.
The concocted green and sustainability malaise permeates down through every state, county and municipal bureaucracy. When I watch our local bureaucrats give their power point presentations it’s almost like a sci-fi B movie with bad actors. Yet the politicians sit there nodding their heads as if it all makes sense.
It’s all very bizarre. These people have lost every ability to recognize crap. They believe everything and take pride in being on board the “we need to do this” train. They’re so matter of fact about it that they are grateful for the presentation.
Eeeek!

RockyRoad

We should put just as much stock in Mann’s “climate science” as in his funding accuasations–all fiction! (He’s trying to divert attention away from his own specious arguments, no doubt.)
Mann ‘o Mann, what this wacky CAGW world is coming to.

Nick in Vancouver

To paraphrase Delingpole, Mann is plagued by imaginary Koch persecution.
Small man syndrome writ large.

Stuck-Record

It’s the same old story. People who exist upon the largesse of the State find it inconceivable that anyone opposing them isn’t also funded. So rather than accept that they’re not they create evil billionaire masterminds directing things from their criminal lair.

Stuart

So let me see if I have this right: the love of money can tempt humans to act without principle. Where there is a lot of money available, the temptation is higher. So if we follow the money, we should find people with questionable motives and credibility.
Remind me, please, where the big money is in this AGW / climate catastrophe debate?

@KevinM 8:16 am Wonder if they ever compare notes.
Why compare notes when you are singing the same tune?

IanH

[snip . . c’mon, you know how it works here, and we all prefer content to emotion. Really. . . mod]

thingadonta

Send Mr Mann to North Korea, where government grants are all that exist in the world.

sailboarder

Pres. Obama has an agenda to clobber the Repubs in the mid terms. You cannot blame him, as it has been warfare from the Repubs ever since G Bush left Obama with two wars, massive bank failures, massive deficit, ballooning debt and high unemployment.
The inaugural speech was a call to arms, that’s all. I seriously doubt any so called climate change initiatives will happen. After all, cheap natural gas has killed wind power, solar, biomass, etc.

Mann’s only recourse against the CG1 & CG2 revelation of the sordid depth of his personal and scientific dishonesty is this,

Cliche yet apt: when you point your finger at someone, three more point back at you.
Villains indeed.

Silence DoGood

we’ve been ‘Manned’ LOL

Bill Illis

For $10,000, we could get him a speaking engagement with someone who could help him out with these … (fill in the blanks) It might take a team of … however.

Paul Coppin

” Dan Collins says:
January 26, 2013 at 7:48 am
I propose a unit of measure for quantifying non-existence, called the Mann.”
There is a practical application. Following the trend to name physical units after scientists, like “Hertz” for example, astronomers could adopt the “Mann” : a unit of magnitude for the quantum of size and flux of a black hole at the center of a galaxy. A black hole could be described as having magnitude of so many Manns (or just “Mann”) The origin of the derivation of the name would amuse school children for decades, and assure his rightful place in history. The rationale for the name choice shouldn’t require elucidation….

Doug Huffman

What an amazing coincidence, that I have just been citing/quoting from TAS on a vastly different subject – http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print

I am skeptical about Mann and his CAGW alarmist ilk, the Warmistas, yet I give money to oil companies(in exchange for Gasoline.) Not vice-versa.

knr

I am stuck bewteen two posts , on one hand the idea of Mann letting his mouth run off over Koch and finding himself in court up against those with no shortage of funds would be delightful. On the other hand if it was to happen ,no matter the facts or result of the case, Mann and his followers would regarded it as confirming his ‘martyr’ status and that they were trying to shut him up . Something that it would actual take the crops of engineers to do.
Has I have said before what really marks Mann out is his attitude not to AGW sceptics, but to his own side should they ‘dare ‘ not offer their total and unquestioning support . And that is why , when he falls , we will surprised to find who lines up to kick him on the way down . A event that can not happen soon enough.

Paul Coppin

Ed_B says:
January 26, 2013 at 9:34 am
Pres. Obama has an agenda to clobber the Repubs in the mid terms. You cannot blame him, as it has been warfare from the Repubs ever since G Bush left Obama with two wars, massive bank failures, massive deficit, ballooning debt and high unemployment.”
Other than this bit of political flotsom has no real relevance to the topic, you need to go back to Slick Willie for the bank debacle, and arguably, the two wars were the only economic activity that kept the US economy in motion. For massive deficit, just read Mann’s CV again, for ballooning debt and high unemployment, look inward, not at government.

Mann’s only recourse against the CG1 & CG2 revelation of the sordid depth of his personal and scientific dishonesty is this,

The Independent reports,
“A climate scientist who says he has been subjected to a vitriolic hate campaign has denounced the way that American billionaires have been able to secretly finance the climate-sceptic organisations that have attacked him.”

Mann is – the pathetic spectacle of the fawning AGU leadership to the contrary not withstanding – now irrelevant to the growing open honesty in climate science.
Are there any bet takers that, if he keeps on acting like he is, he will make the list of history’s top ten abettors of scientific malfeasance.
John

Luther Wu

The somewhat famous photograph of Michael Mann (above) is titled: michael_mann_hurricane_matrix.jpg
A reference to a work of fiction, within a work of fiction illustrating a work of fiction.

Skiphil

Are we sure that Mann is not an invention of writers at ‘The Onion’?? Skeptics would not dare to invent a villain like Michael Mann, an alleged ‘climate scientist’ whose reckless ‘research’ and smears against critics are a shameful exhibition of how far standards have fallen.

Jeff Alberts

Is Mr. Mann also denouncing the research performed by CRU (with which he is/was closely related)? CRU, of course, has been heavily funded by the US DOE, Shell, and BP. Can’t get much bigger oil than that.
Mann is as much an oil shill as anyone he accuses of same, probably more so.

RHS

If Michael Mann did not exist, the skeptics would have to invent him.

I hate the idea that those who are skeptical of the data, analysis, and hype need Michael Mann like Coke needs Pepsi.