Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Michael Mann Has a New Blog

Michael Mann now has a personal blog. (Nothing there yet.) Here's the RSS feed.

Between Twitter, Facebook, RealClimate and now a blog, he must be the most socially connected scientist on the planet. And I see him quoted everywhere these days. And he still co-authors a lot of papers and articles.

Here was his recent rebuttal to an op-ed by Oregon's leading denier, Gordon Fulks.

6 comments:

William Connolley said...

FWIW, I think MM is getting rather political. It makes you wonder, no? But thanks for the link, I've subscribed.

Homer Paxton said...

The link is Fulks not Mann!!

David in Cal said...

I think Mann's rebuttal is at http://www.bendbulletin.com/home/5886585-151/guest-column-gordon-fulks-disinforms-readers

David Appell said...

Thanks David.

David Appell said...

Hi William. Yes, I think Mann has definitely gotten political. On purpose. I think he wants to be the next James Hansen. I'm not sure if that's a bad thing or not. I think climate science still needs one. Mann has been through a huge amount of crap and come out on top of it. He's clearly a pugilist who won't back down and in this way found his place in the climate science ecosystem. I'm not sure, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. He has big balls. A lot of deniers have gone up against him and fallen short -- Joe Barton, Lamar Smith, Ken Cuccinelli, Chris Horner.... I think climate science -- science -- would be the poorer if Mann had folded on these fights and let them take him emails, papers, and his respect. So while I recognize that not many scientists are willing to fight as he has, I think he's been the fighter that was needed in his time. Overall, I think he deserves what he's earned.

David Appell said...

PS: I also think Mann has done a lot of important science, with reconstructions.