Video: Climate Scientist Michael Mann Talks About Being Attacked by Climate Change Deniers
The “engaging” part is obvious; Mann has allowed himself to have some fun with this, and I approve of that. Most of these attacks are so over-the-top and transparent that making fun of them is deserved.
But the “enraging” part is still there—that duly-elected public officials would waste so much time, effort, and tax dollars on witch hunts like these is galling, amplified even more so by the import and stakes involved. If this were a real controversy I would enthusiastically support investigations; but the evidence is in, and it’s clear these attacks are without merit and just politically driven.
Mann has written a book about his trials and tribulations, called, “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines” [sponsored link]. It’s a great read, but I get so angry reading it that I can only take it in small chunks; my jaw hurts from being clenched so tightly. I’m glad he wrote it, though; the attacks on science truly are enraging, and that’s why I keep writing about them, too. They must stop.
So watch the video, read Mann’s book, and keep yourself up-to-date on what the forces of antiscience are up to.