The Penn State University Collegian newspaper reported Monday that a panel of university faculty and staff had concluded its inquiry of Penn State meteorology professor Michael Mann (right) and would release its “ClimateGate” findings later in the week.
The “ClimateGate” e-mails scandal surfaced in early December and seemed to show evidence of fraud and conspiracy among the research scientists and others whose work formed much of the basis of calls for extreme climate change regulation. Smack dab in the middle of the scandal was Mann, the inventor of the famous “hockey stick” graph which, 10 years ago, claimed to show that, after 1,000 years of decline, global temperatures had shot up to their highest level in recorded history. It was made famous in Al Gore’s Academy Award®-winning documentary on global warming, “An Inconvenient Truth.”
Mann’s name graced the virtual pages of this blog for the first time in a Dec. 7, 2009, post in which I asked the question, Will EPA List of Most-Wanted Eco-Fugitives Soon Include Gore, Jones, Mann, Hansen and Others?
As soon as news breaks from State College, Pa., you can count on me to share it here.
UPDATE #1 2/03/10 at 9:24 a.m. Central: A staff member of Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) informed me that an announcement is expected to be made at around 11 a.m. Central.
UPDATE #2 2/03/10 at 11:59 a.m. Central: See ClimateGate’ Inquiry Determines Investigation Warranted in One of Four ‘Possible Allegations’