leading scientist involved in the climategate scandal received
over half a million dollars in federal economic stimulus funds
from the Obama Administration last Summer, it has been revealed.
Professor Michael Mann of Penn State University, currently
under investigation by the institution itself for his role in
climate data and hijacking
the peer review process to advance the myth of
anthropogenic global warming, was awarded a grant of $541,184
by the government in June 2009.
Mann, the creator of the now infamously discredited Hockey
Stick Graph, landed money that came directly from the U.S. Treasury's
economic stimulus package, reveals the Washington free-market
think-tank group The National Center For Public Policy Research
The official justification for the grant, authorized under
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, was labeled as "climate
"It's outrageous that economic stimulus money is being
used to support research conducted by Michael Mann at the
very time he’s under investigation by Penn State and
is one of the key figures in the international Climategate
scandal. Penn State should immediately return these funds
to the U.S. Treasury," said Tom Borelli, Ph.D., director
of the National Center's Free Enterprise Project.
"It's no wonder that Obama's stimulus plan is failing
to produce jobs. Taxpayer dollars aren't being used in the
ways most likely to spur job creation. The stimulus was not
sold to the public as a way to reward a loyalist in the climate
change debate. Nor was the stimulus sold as a way to promote
the Obama Administration's position on the global warming
theory...As is often the case, political considerations corrupt
the distribution of government funds," said Deneen Borelli,
a fellow with the National Center's Project 21 black leadership
The mainstream media, once again, remains completely silent
on the matter as the vast majority did throughout the climategate
Warming alarmists are sure to point to the fact that NCPPR
has a vested interest, being a member of the Cooler Heads
Coalition, whose object is described as "dispelling
the myths of global warming by exposing flawed economic, scientific,
and risk analysis".
In 25 years of operation, NCPPR has received about $280,000
from ExxonMobil and presently receives about one half of one
percent of its funding from the company.
However, as we have previously
pointed out, the funding received by groups such
as the NCPPR from companies like Exxonmobil pales in comparison
to the gargantuan amounts, of mostly tax payer dollars, awarded
to AGW proponents.
The leaked emails from the Hadley centre revealed that (now
former) CRU chief Phil Jones received 55 endowments since 1990
from agencies ranging from the U.S. Department of Energy to
NATO, worth a total of £13,718,547, or approximately $22.6
$19 million alone came between the years 2000 and 2006.
The London based intergovernmental organisation The
Commonwealth Foundation has called for an outside,
independent investigation of Michael Mann and his involvement
in climategate, a move that is further vindicated entirely by
these latest revelations.