Longtime would-be Federalists like myself may enjoy the permanent damage done to Mr. Jefferson’s University, but it would take a Louisiana-territory-sized heap of schadenfreude to make up for this disaster (Climate Depot via From on High):
Climate Depot has learned that Climategate professor Michael Mann, who has been at the center of a legal firestorm, may be moving back to the University of Virginia.
Climate Depot has heard that the UVA Environmental Sciences department voted on April 10 to offer Mann a “chaired professorship.” It is called “The Joe D and Helen J Kington Professor in Environmental Change.“
The offer must be approved by Meredith Woo, the Dean of Arts & Sciences at UVA. The pending offer to Mann is thought to enjoy the strong support of James Galloway, Associate Dean for the Sciences at UVA.
Sources tell Climate Depot that such a potential offer would not be made unless Mann already indicated he would accept.
Apologies to Marc Morano for the scraping. This is the Update #3 version, BTW, so do check CD out for any newer info.
The idea that UVA would even consider bringing back Mann (whom, lest we forget, is still being sought out for $500,000 in taxpayer money by the AG’s office here) is beyond belief.
For those who are keeping track (admittedly not easy given the numbers), we are now at, thirty-seven examples of data manipulation, errors, and other shenanigans from global warming alarmism, and that’s just from what I’ve been able to blog on this subject since November of 2009. Mann has been one at the center of this junk for over a dozen years, ever since his famous “hockey stick” graph and its less savory “nature trick” used to “hide the decline” in recent tree-growth data that, had it been reported properly, would have sent exposed the entire theory as the scientific equivalent of a game misconduct.
If UVA actually hires him, it’s a slap in the face to the voters and taxpayers of the Commonwealth.
Cross-posted to Bearing Drift