Read here. (Part #1 here.) Every time the Climategate and Hockey-Stick fiascoes start to fade, there pops-up Michael Mann to throw more fuel on the smoldering fire that surrounds him and his work. The man exhibits both the idiocy and cluelessness of a moth seeking the flame (self-immolation?).
His most recent effort at fire-spreading was an opinion piece in the Washington Post, the MSM's print version of The View, which only the shallow mindset of a liberal/Democrat could embrace. Despite his protestations, the entire controversy that has engulfed Mann, his science, and his associates could easily be ended by his simply following honored scientific tradition and transparency by releasing all his data, notes, correspondence and methodologies. This is the standard operating procedure for all science and scientists, including the best and brightest, like say, for example, Albert Einstien. If it's good for Albert, why does Mann hide and protest from doing the same?
Of course, Michael Mann refuses to do the same as Einstein, and the vast majority of past and present scientists for a very important reason. This non-acceptable, non-professional behavior most likely means that Mann fears being exposed as a serial liar about his climate science, which most now fully realize:
"And above all, tell them to be open about their data and their work. Why is it so hard for you to understand and practice this most basic of scientific tenets, total transparency and openness? You got hauled before Congress, not because of your scientific views, but because you tried to con people with your bogus math and bad proxies. And when we didn’t buy it, when we asked how you got your results, you refused to explain your methods, claiming it was “intimidation” to even ask, so we should just take it on faith that you were right."
....."My friend, the problem is not blatant abuse from politicians. The problem is your blatant abuse of the scientific method. If you and other climate scientists stopped trying to scare us with your doomsday fantasies, if you and other climate scientists were honest and open and forthright about what we do understand and what we don’t understand, if you and other climate scientists fully disclosed your data and your methods, if you and other climate scientists stopped trying to subvert the IPCC into serving as your propaganda mouthpiece, we could have a rational discussion."
"But you are like a junkie who jumps up and down and screams “Police abuse” every time the cops question him. Asking you scientific questions is not abuse, Dr. Mann, no matter how many times you try to claim it is. And your investigations are the just rewards of your own anti-scientific and unethical actions. As my momma used to say, “Scorch around, and you’ll get burnt.”