Climate Change Weekly #68
Michael Mann was never awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the director of the Nobel Institute says, despite Mann’s public claims that he was.
In court papers filed in connection with a defamation suit, Mann claims he was “awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.” Global warming alarmists who assist the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in its various reports frequently describe themselves as Nobel Prize winners.
The Nobel Institute awarded the IPCC a Peace Prize for its efforts to address climate change. The alarmists who participate in the IPCC report-writing process claim to be Nobel Prize winners to puff up their credentials to the media and to attempt to claim greater scientific credibility than skeptics in the global warming debate. Ironically, many skeptics also participate in the IPCC process, but few make the bold and self-serving claim of being Nobel Prize winners.
Washington Examiner writer Thomas Richard sent an email to Geir Lundestad, director of the Nobel Institute, pointing out how Mann claims to be a Nobel Prize winner. Richard asked if Mann’s Nobel Prize claim is true. Lundestad responded:
“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 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (and to Al Gore) and made his own text underneath this authentic-looking diploma.
3) The text underneath the diploma is entirely his own. We issued only the diploma to the IPCC as such. No individuals on the IPCC side received anything in 2007.”
Lundestad added, “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.”
Unwilling to accept the Nobel Institute’s determination gracefully, Mann bitterly tweeted, “IPCC certificate acknowledging me ‘contributing to award of the Nobel Peace Prize’. Do they want my birth certif too?”
So there you have it: The Nobel Institute denies it ever awarded a prize to Michael Mann. I guess it is time to add the Nobel Institute to the long list of Michael Mann-designated “deniers.”
SOURCE: Washington Examiner
IN THIS ISSUE
PBS special documents how skeptics won the debate … Global warming is benefiting Africa despite alarmist claims … Peer-reviewed study debunks malaria claims … Engineer Abraham claims Michaels is a ‘false’ climate scientist … Watts previews Cato report on climate change impacts
PBS SPECIAL DOCUMENTS HOW SKEPTICS WON THE DEBATE
PBS Frontline this week aired an hour-long special documenting how skeptics prevailed over global warming alarmists in the court of public opinion. While clinging to the myth that global warming is a dire crisis, Frontline interviewed and highlighted many scientists and policy analysts who were key to changing public opinion from alarmism to skepticism. PBS has posted the entire documentary for viewing on its Web site. The Heartland Institute issued a carefully considered response.
GLOBAL WARMING IS BENEFITING AFRICA DESPITE ALARMIST CLAIMS
International government officials are once again claiming global warming is causing drought and crop failure in Africa. A look at the facts, however, shows African deserts are receding, soil moisture is improving, and crop production is dramatically increasing.
PEER-REVIEWED STUDY DEBUNKS MALARIA CLAIMS
A team of scientists reports in the peer-reviewed Ecology Letters that empirical evidence shows the optimal temperature for malaria transmission is 25 degrees Celsius (77 degrees Fahrenheit), rather than 31 degrees Celsius (88 degrees Fahrenheit) often claimed by global warming alarmists. The scientists report malaria transmission decreases “dramatically” above 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
WATTS PREVIEWS CATO REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACTS
The Cato Institute is preparing to release a new report, “Addendum: Global Climate Change Impacts in the United States.” The Cato report rebuts alarmist assertions in a similar report published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The establishment media are already in an uproar about the Cato report. Meteorologist Anthony Watts provides a preview of the Cato report, which promises to be fantastic.
SOURCE: Watts Up With That?
ENGINEER ABRAHAM CLAIMS MICHAELS IS A ‘FALSE’ CLIMATE SCIENTIST
Rushing to minimize the impact of a new Cato Institute climate report authored by Patrick Michaels, the Center for American Progress Action Fund has published an article highlighting John Abraham referring to the Cato report as “fake reports by false scientists.” Abraham is an associate professor of engineering at obscure University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. Michaels is a past president of the American Association of State Climatologists, was program chair for the Committee on Applied Climatology of the American Meteorological Society, and has been a professor and/or research scientist at the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and George Mason University.
SOURCE: Think Progress