I’d never agree to this, and in fact, if such a request was made to me about a WUWT post, I’d tell them to buzz off….but that’s just me, I’d never be that desperate. Here’s what “The Revolution” says about Dr. Mann’s work and his opinion on Hurricane Harvey and Climate Change..
What the Communist Party website says say about their connection with Dr. Mann and his article:
Editors’ Note: Revolution/revcom.us is reprinting with permission this Facebook post from Dr. Michael Mann, a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State University with joint appointments in the departments of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is also Director of the Penn State Earth Systems Science Center and author of several books, including his most recent work, The Madhouse Effect.
Here’s what they say about themselves and their website:
The Revolutionary Communist Party, USA has taken on the responsibility to lead revolution in the U.S., the belly of the imperialist beast, as its principal share of the world revolution and the ultimate aim of communism. This Party is built on and takes as its foundation the new synthesis of communism that has been brought forward through the body of work and method and approach of Bob Avakian. Its members are united in their profound desire for a radically different and better world, and their understanding of the need for revolution to get to that world. They have dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to revolution, and on the basis of that they channel their individual abilities and passions to the cause and needs of this revolution.
Probably not a smart move by Dr. Mann to associate with this group, but then again he may think such an association is perfectly fine if he granted permission to use his work and his name. OTOH, this could be a mistake and I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt. He may not have granted permission knowing who he granted it to. If so, I’m sure he’ll be made aware of this WUWT post, and here’s his chance to correct that oversight and disconnect from an organization who describes the country I hold dear as “the belly of the imperialist beast”.