Vail Valley Voices: Global warming denier's claims are falsehoods | VailDaily.com
Michael E. MannFlashback: Scientist Michael Mann Exonerated by Penn State University | Union of Concerned Scientists
Vail, CO, Colorado [he's from Colorado now?]
An individual named Martin Hertzberg did a grave disservice to your readers by making false and defamatory statements about me and my climate scientist colleagues in his recent commentary in your paper.
It's hard to imagine anyone packing more lies and distortions into a single commentary.
These are just lies, regurgitation of dishonest smears that have been manufactured by fossil fuel industry-funded climate change deniers, and those who do their bidding by lying to the public about the science.
Dozens of independent groups of scientists have independently reproduced and confirmed our findings
Mr. Hertzberg's lies are pernicious. Their intent appears to be to do convince you that there is no harm in our continued unfettered release of carbon into the atmosphere.
It is not only us, but our children and grandchildren who will suffer the consequences of devastating changes in our environment in the years and decades to come if we listen to charlatans like Mr. Hertzberg.
"Michael Mann has been the target of political attacks from members of Congress, industry-funded groups, and now Virginia's attorney general," said Francesca Grifo, director of the Scientific Integrity Program at UCS. "This harassment has succeeded only in wasting taxpayer dollars and distracting Dr. Mann and other scientists from doing valuable research. It's time for it to stop."