Michael who? Someone's 15 minutes were up a while ago

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From the London Daily Mail:

Don't you know who I am? Pompous Penn State professor tries to shame Marriott on Twitter for showing Fox News in NYC hotel gym while bragging that he has more followers than chain

    • Michael Mann, a professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, went on the Twitter rant Saturday, blasting Marriott for showing Fox News in the hotel gym
    • The professor was staying at Marriott Times Square in New York City
    • Mann claimed that he only one TV was showing news, and it was Fox News
    • He said the conservative network promotes anti-American, pro-Russian propaganda
    • When Mann asked to changed the channel, he said he was told that employees were not allowed to change the channel
    • Mann continued to post on Twitter, tagging the hotel, in hopes of a response, while bragging about his follower count in an ego-crazed manner
    • Nearly 24 hours after his initial rant, Mann said he had a response from Marriott
    • Mann said he was informed by Marriott that it is not the hotel's policy to have one single news channel on the TVs in the gym
    • He added that contrary to what the employee said Saturday, the channels can be changed in response to the requests of their guests

Mann was the guy who came up with the infamous "global warming" graph in 1998 - the Hockey Stick:


People started asking for his data and his methods and he stonewalled.  Since this work was produced through Federal (taxpayer) funding, by law, these are public domain and should have been released.

A number of people have found serious flaws in this work and in subsequent work from this moke.  A wonderful book was compiled by Mark Steyn called: A Disgrace to the Profession

The "hockey stick" graph of global temperatures is the single most influential icon in the global-warming debate, promoted by the UN's transnational climate bureaucracy, featured in Al Gore's Oscar-winning movie, used by governments around the world to sell the Kyoto Accord to their citizens, and shown to impressionable schoolchildren from kindergarten to graduation.

And yet what it purports to "prove" is disputed and denied by many of the world's most eminent scientists. In this riveting book, Mark Steyn has compiled the thoughts of the world's scientists, in their own words, on hockey-stick creator Michael E Mann, his stick and their damage to science. From Canada to Finland, Scotland to China, Belgium to New Zealand, from venerable Nobel Laureates to energetic young researchers on all sides of the debate analyze the hockey stock and the wider climate wars it helped launch.

Yeah - Michael Mann displayed a profound lack of scientific rigor - his paper showed what he wanted it to show.  He wanted to reinforce the narrative.  It is especially funny in that Mann filed a lawsuit against Steyn and lost. A bit more with some excerpts and additional materials can be found here: Mark Steyn’s new book on Michael Mann

Dr. Mann was also in the news for claiming to have won the Nobel Prize.  He did not.
From National Review:  Mike’s Nobel Trick

Getting bitter in his old age.  Hey Mike?  Your fifteen minutes were over in 1999. 
Time to give it a break. Everyone is on to the climate scam. It's over.

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