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"New McCarthyism" Described By Climate Scientist Michael Mann


Science & Tech  (tags: scientist Michael Mann, interview, climate science, climate change deniers, target of discredited "climategate", , disinformation, history of climate science )

Judy
- 2416 days ago - abcnews.go.com
Interview with scientist Michael Mann, author of 'The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From the Front Lines,' and the latest of many to describe efforts to intimidate climate scientists and create confusion about their findings.



   

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Teresa W (782)
Monday July 9, 2012, 5:28 am
thank you
 

Jason S (50)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:24 am
thanks
 

Phillipa W (199)
Monday July 9, 2012, 9:41 am
harsh. thanks
 

Louise D (44)
Monday July 9, 2012, 10:14 am
I have had quite threatening emails from people on this site on the issue of climate change they are always middle aged men with Conservative political leanings and also it is evident they are not as educated as myself. I actually did my internship on a climate study and climate changegate was the most dishonest and hypocritical attack on science since the Popes denied the heliocentric solar system.
 

Ann P (17)
Monday July 9, 2012, 11:41 am
Noted. Peace ☮ L♥ve.
 

Siti R (12)
Monday July 9, 2012, 12:03 pm
noted and thanks!
 

Gloria p (304)
Monday July 9, 2012, 12:18 pm
Louise D can't get another Green Star from me but she deserves one. Michael Mann perfectly tells it like it is.
 

Jeremy S (3)
Monday July 9, 2012, 12:32 pm
I don't understand how anyone can deny climate change at this point--but people will believe (and not believe) in anything, I guess. Sickening...
 

Rosary G (3)
Monday July 9, 2012, 1:01 pm

At this point anyone with a pulse who denies climate change is a liar. Whatever the reasons, it is here and very real. To deny it is beyond stupid and well down the road to evil.
 

Linda Wallace (32)
Monday July 9, 2012, 1:26 pm
These scientists need support. They are speaking the truth and really anyone denying it is either very ignorant or has something to gain.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday July 9, 2012, 4:24 pm
Noted & thanks for posting, Judy. It's clear the "climate change deniers" who attack these scientists so vehemently have something they want to protect. Fossil fuels have made trillions for those "in the business" for many decades and they want to keep the status quo. Until the day I die I will fight for clean, green energy--signing petitions, sending letters & emails, and helping to educate those who are unaware or ignorant. Sometimes it works best to separate the arguments linking fossil fuels to climate change by explaining how expensive and dirty one industry is; while the "green" economy could propel America forward not just to cleanliness, but more and better jobs and advancing technology.
 

Monica D (580)
Monday July 9, 2012, 7:22 pm
Sadly noted. I have also read elsewhere that large numbers of activists may be under surveillance (by the "corporate media') and that the activists are being harassed in various ways.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 9, 2012, 8:15 pm
Insidious. R OK Senator Inhofe needs to be thrown into prison for taking fossil fuel money and then intimidating any who are telling the truth about man's actions affecting the climate so radically. How is it allowed that ANY representative of We, the People can accept any material article, favor, vacation, money outside of their taxpayer salaries? This is corruption. Animal Farm.
 

Judy C (91)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 12:01 am
Thanks everyone, for your comments. There actually didn't seem to be any climate change deniers among you. We unearth the truth a lot here on Care2, but many times in my day-to-day life I will run into people who have no clue at all what's going on.

In the case of climate change/global warming, the term is vaguely connected to science in their minds. The average sheep out there consider science either boring or incomprehensible. If uncomfortable facts are presented to them, denial often kicks in. If they have any comment at all, it is usually some buzz phrase that originates from corporate or right-wing propaganda. In spite of this, I still inform a few people who have some capacity to think critically.
 

Anthony Hilbert (6)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 8:14 am
Any "scientific theory" that has to silence its opponents with death threats and spam attacks is not a theory but a cult.
 

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 11:06 am
Noted, thanks.
 

David C (81)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:13 pm
Michael Mann should be heard by everyone....any group that threatens violence to get its way needs to be stopped....somehow...
 

Eternal G (736)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 4:17 pm
A humanitarian outrage!!! These thugs form the cancer of this earth, fed by money... ecocidal maniacs, they belong behind bars.
 

Talya H (10)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 6:27 pm
Thanks for the article~
 

Jeremy S (3)
Tuesday July 10, 2012, 7:01 pm
Just more efforts to keep people in ignorance! We need to rise above politics and other petty concerns.
 

JL A (281)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 7:31 am
When governments try to stifle and/or skew scientific research reporting, all become losers as the country takes one step closer to fascism--hope those engaged in this rethink their similarities to Nazi Germany.
 

John B (185)
Wednesday July 11, 2012, 8:50 am
Thanks Judy for posting the link to the video and transcript of the interview. I read his book an it is a very interesting read and I recommend it to everyone. Gloria P. don't worry I sent a green star to Louise D. for her comment.
 

Gene J (290)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 2:26 pm
"Mann explores the larger context of climate science and its recent history stretching back to the 1970s, depicting and analyzing a disinformation and intimidation campaign promoted by fossil fuel interests and others."

Al Gore has been the subject of ridicule for his decades long fight against environmental pollution and fossil fuel usage as well. An Inconvenient Truth brought him the same kind of attention. The awful thing about this is that those shadowy billionaires who fund the disinformation campaigns are the ones whose children and/or grandchildren will feel the first effects as their coastline mansions flood as sea levels rise and storms become more prevalent and incredibly more destructive, but the creators of this horror will be long gone before that happens. They can't take their billions with them but they can do untold damage to the rest of us here with them while they pollute the earth with their presence and their avarice. It doesn't matter how many deniers they buy, it doesn't matter what laws they pass (although the NC one banning sea level rise at all is rather funny if it weren't so effing ignorant), this is not stoppable but by actions the world will never take because of the affect this dirty, dirty money has on politicians, who are first and foremost concerned about their re-election, piling up as much money as they can while in office and having a cushy well paid job to go to when finally turned out of office. These people are every bit as much criminals as those who are resident in our prisons now. It just galls me that they will escape the consequences of their own folly though the generations that follow them will not.
 

Phil P (94)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:21 pm
"THEY" will fight tooth and nail to protect their profits. In addition, with when the environment goes in the crapper, "They" will step up to make more money by cleaning it up. Win-win as "THEY" see it.
 

Monica D (580)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:02 pm
We must do what we can. Use less oil - e.g. drive much less, fly much less, stay more local, push for public transit, walking and cycling facilities, and encourage others to do the same ....
 

Charlene Rush (79)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:53 pm
Don't you wonder, what far-right, Big Business conservative is financing his studies? STUDIES???
 

Robert Hardy (68)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:09 pm
No surprises here. As long as we continue to let anyone lie about anything, then we will continue to live the lie. Freedom of speech should require and "truth" factor.
 

Roger G (148)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 12:43 pm
noted thanks !
 

annelies j (71)
Friday July 20, 2012, 6:48 pm
Very interesting interview! Thanks!!!
 
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