The truth is not democratic

English: Michael E. Mann
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A group reportedly funded by oil and coal interests in the United States has launched a truly shocking attempt to stop a noted and respected climate scientist from delivering a lecture because they say his views are “extreme” and part of a “radical agenda”.

In reality the views of Michael E. Mann are consensus science and the claim by the mysterious “Common Sense Movement” that Mann is a “disgraced academic” would probably be a good start for a defamation action if they were organised from the UK: because they are lies put around by liars.

Happily Penn State is refusing to buckle to the campaign as someone with an interest in science I just wanted to post my support for that.

As always the bottom line is that scientific truth is not democratic. If people do not like it that is their problem.

Author: Adrian McMenamin

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