Dr. Michael Mann, a well known climate scientist who has been accused by climate skeptics of manipulating climate data in order to propagate the ‘myth’ of climate change, has been cleared by his employer of charges of data manipulation. Mann was previously exonerated by Penn State University of charges of data suppression, destruction of e-mails, and misuse of confidential data. “[T]he Investigatory Committee determined that Dr. Michael E. Mann did not engage in, nor did he participate in, directly or indirectly, any actions that seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community … .”
The allegations arose after the theft of thousands of emails from a climate research center at the University of East Anglia in Great Britain. Climate skeptics charged that the stolen emails, which included correspondence between Mann and other climate scientists, provided evidence of manipulation of data to further the researchers’ case for anthropogenic climate change.
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