Nobel Committee sets Mann straight: ‘[Mann] has taken diploma awarded in 2007 to IPCC (& to Al Gore) & made his own text underneath this authentic-looking diploma’ [Climate Depot note: The UN IPCC added text, not Mann]
‘[Mann] did not receive any personal certificate’—Geir Lundestad, Dir. Prof. for The Norwegian Nobel Inst.: 1) Michael Mann has never been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 2) He did not receive any personal certificate. He has taken the diploma awarded in 2007 to IPCC (& to Al Gore) & made his own text underneath this authentic-looking diploma’
Nobel Committee corrects Mann: ‘The text underneath diploma is entirely his own. We issued only the diploma to IPCC as such. No individuals on IPCC side received anything in 2007’—Nobel Committee: ‘Unfortunately we often experience that members of organizations that have indeed been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize issue various forms of personal diplomas to indicate that they personally have received the Nobel Peace Prize. They have not.’
Michael Mann Responds! Mann: ‘IPCC certificate acknowledging me ‘contributing to award of the Nobel Peace Prize’. Do they want my birth certif too?’
Reality Check: But Mann claimed he ‘was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize’! —Not a UN ‘certificate’—‘Mann was one of a ‘select group’ of a mere 2,000 people to receive a ‘commemorative certificate of involvement’ — not from the Nobel committee, but from the UN’s Dr Rajendra Pachauri of the IPCC’
Mann claims he was ‘awarded Nobel peace prize’—‘So Mann’s defamation claim, the success of which will turn on credibility of parties involved, contains a fundamental & basic misrepresentation’—‘...in paragraph 2. Oh dear. What hope for the rest of the 101 paragraphs?’
UN IPCC’s Lenny Bernstein on why UN IPCC participants cannot call themselves Nobel Prize Winners: UN IPCC’s Pachauri ‘explained that we really couldn’t claim that we had won the Nobel Prize’—Bernstein: ‘Eventually, the Chairman of the IPCC (Pachauri) sent an e-mail to all of us who had worked on the reports, explaining that we really couldn’t claim that we had won the Nobel Prize, only that we had contributed to the IPCC’s winning the prize. And, by the way, the prize money was going to an education fund for climate change researchers in developing countries. We weren’t going to get any of it…‘While I didn’t win the Nobel Prize, some people in Asheville, especially the manager of the fish department in my local Ingles, still like to make that claim. He greets me as a Nobel Prize winner every time I enter the store. It’s a little embarrassing, but I can live with it’
Does the UN IPCC have the power to ‘award’ Nobel Peace Prizes?! This is actual photo of Michael Mann’s alleged ‘Nobel Peace Prize’—issued by UN IPCC!
Note: The UN IPCC says ‘for contributing to’ not awarded to’
Mark Steyn Mocks Michael Mann’s claim to Nobel Peace Prize: ‘We’re being sued for loss of reputation by a fake Nobel laureate. Hilarious’—Will Mann sue Steyn for mockery?!
Steyn: ‘On the one hand, Michael Mann’s own web page: ‘He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with other IPCC authors in 2007.’
On the other, the Nobel committee: ‘Only persons named explicitly in the citation may claim to share a Nobel Prize’
Will Mann slap on another lawsuit?! Mark Steyn mocks Michael Mann’s claim he ‘was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize’—‘The official Nobel site makes no mention of him; there are no speeches, no citations, no pictures of him with the King of Norway, no namecheck on the 2007 Nobel diploma…For a moment, I was worried he might be exaggerating a bit — bending the curve upwards, so to speak’
Mann made global hilarity: ‘The discovery process will be absolutely fantastic. It will be our modern version of the Scopes trial’
Analysis: ‘Will Penn State Ever Learn?’: ‘There is a sad irony in watching what is in my opinion one of the most undeservedly arrogant and disingenuous public figureheads file a lawsuit…’‘...wholly supported in his own gamesmanship by a broken and corrupted university, against others for a comparison to another man who was protected by the same university’s defunct managerial culture’
Michael Mann Sues NRO, Mark Steyn, CEI: ‘To have any chance of prevailing, Mann will have to establish that statements accusing him of scientific dishonesty must…’‘...properly be interpreted as specific statements of fact, not statements of opinion. That’s a tough burden. Courts focus on the context in evaluating whether statements should be interpreted as fact or opinion, and increasingly interpret internet rhetoric as opinion rather than fact’
Mark Steyn on Mann’s lawsuit against him: ‘I’ll have more to say about this when I’ve stopped laughing’
‘In the interests of open, honest, vigorous scientific debate, any of Dr Mann’s groupies are welcome to comment at the SteynOnline Facebook page. In this economy, we don’t have the funds to hire a full-time comment deleter’
Report: Michael Mann Gets ‘Most Biased’ Judge for Key US Global Warming Trial: ‘Judge Natalie Combs-Greene…is rated by Washington lawyers as one of the worst on the circuit’
Will Mann sue PBS Frontline too? Michael Mann on skeptic bashing TV romp: ‘Spent half a day w/ them [Frontline]. Talked about climate change denial campaign. It all ended up on cutting room floor :(’
Michael Mann – never fully investigated, thus never exonerated: ‘Exoneration requires investigation; investigation requires pursuit aimed at discovering material facts’—‘Mann has never been credibly investigated. By definition he has therefore not been exonerated. In fact, he and his allies furiously oppose all possible independent inquiries….The Muir Russell & Oxburgh inquiries into UK taxpayer-funded operations at U. of East Anglia, did not even purport to address U.S. citizen Mann, or validate his work’
Read it now: Michael Mann’s legal complaint against Steyn et al filed by big tobacco lawyer (4 Meg PDF)
Climate scientist Michael Mann sues over comparison to child molester: ‘Unsatisfied with their lacerations of his professional reputation, defendants have also maliciously attacked Dr. Mann’s personal reputation with the knowingly false comparison to a child molester,’ the complaint reads.
Warmist gloat over Michael Mann lawsuit: ‘Suck On It Mark Steyn’—‘I would love to see Mr. Steyn tarred and feathered, but a successful lawsuit is likely to be the best result attainable’
Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann sues National Review, Competitive Enterprise Institute for ‘maliciously’ attacking his personal reputation—The lawsuit based upon their ‘false and defamatory statements’ accusing him of academic fraud and comparing him to a convicted child molester, former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
Breaking News: Climategates’s Mann has filed suit against National Review Online & Competitive Enterprise Institute
Must Read Background report: Climate Depot’s Exclusive Report Challenging Michael Mann’s climate claims
Gergis hockey stick withdrawn. ‘This is what 95% certainty looks like in climate science. In May it was all over newspapers, in June it was shown to be badly flawed. By October, its quietly withdrawn’
Gergis et al hockey stick paper withdrawn – finally: ‘Between this withdrawal and the Esper et al paper showing the MWP and RWP warmer than today, Mike Mann must be having a really, really, bad day’
More peer-reviewed papers soil Michael Mann’s claims: Climate Was Warmer 1000 and 2000 Years Ago—Published in the Journal of Global and Planetary Change—‘This impressive piece of research makes a significant contribution to a growing body of evidence that both the global extent of the Medieval Warm Period, and the temperature was similar, or even greater than the Current Warm Period, even though the atmospheric CO2 concentrations today are some 40% greater than they were during the MWP’
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