Climate Depot has learned that Climategate professor Michael Mann, who has been at the center of a legal firestorm, may be moving back to the University of Virginia.
Climate Depot has heard that the UVA Environmental Sciences department has just offered Mann a "chaired professorship".
Sources tell Climate Depot that this type of offer would not have been made to Mann unless he already indicated he would accept.
Mann, a professor of meteorology and director of Penn State's Earth System Science Center, is on sabbatical from Penn State. He is spending half his year writing a book and the other half advising Environmental Health Sciences, publisher of the DailyClimate.org and EHN.org, on climate science.