Friday, January 15, 2010

Half A Million For an Investigator Being Investigated

I reported earlier this month that Climate Investigator Michael Mann was under investigation by Penn State University for possible fraud in his climate research. And now I find that the Obama government has given Mr. Mann half a million dollars out of the stimulus package to continue his efforts.

Washington, DC - In the face of rising unemployment and record-breaking deficits, policy experts at the National Center for Public Policy Research are criticizing the Obama Administration for awarding a half million dollar grant from the economic stimulus package to Penn State Professor Michael Mann, a key figure in the Climategate controversy.

"It's outrageous that economic stimulus money is being used to support research conducted by Michael Mann at the very time he’s under investigation by Penn State and is one of the key figures in the international Climategate scandal. Penn State should immediately return these funds to the U.S. Treasury," said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project.

Professor Mann is currently under investigation by Penn State University because of activities related to a closed circle of climate scientists who appear to have been engaged in agenda-driven science. Emails and documents mysteriously released from the previously-prestigious Climate Research Unit at the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom revealed discussions of manipulation and destruction of research data, as well as efforts to interfere with the peer review process to stifle opposing views.
If we had honest government (are you joking?) in Washington (here is what George said: Few men have virtue to withstand the highest bidder) they would at least hold off until the investigation was completed. As frauds go it is not much. About two cents apiece for every man, woman and child in America. It is not about the money, it is the principle of the thing. Well you know, when some one says "it is not about the money" it IS about the money. Michael Mann does not deserve my two cents worth. He and our government do deserve a piece of my mind.

Like to give them a piece of yours? You can start here:

House of Representatives
The Senate

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