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AGU 2011 Presentation: The Climate Science Rapid Response Team

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Want to learn more about the Climate Science Rapid Response Team (CSRRT)?  Come hear my presentation at the AGU Fall Meeting 2011 in San Francisco on Wednesday December 7.  During this 15 minute presentation, I will describe CSRRT’s history and process along with a few example success stories. The various other science communication outreach activities that the CSRRT scientists and its matchmakers are engaged in will also be presented.

PA33C-06. The Climate Science Rapid Response Team – A Model for Science Communication
Scott A. Mandia; John A. Abraham; Ray Weymann; Michael Ashley
Location: Room 302 (Moscone South)
Time: 3:10 – 3:25 PST

Written by Scott Mandia

November 29, 2011 at 7:00 am

Snippets of Stolen Emails Cannot Make the Earth Flat

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As has been reported in many news outlets today, a file containing over 5,000 emails from climate scientists has been made available in an apparent attempt to undermine public confidence in well-understood science.  This, only days before the COP17 Climate Conference in Durban, South Africa where international leaders will gather again try to hammer out international treaties to get the world off its high carbon emission path and to save humanity from the suffering that human-caused climate change brings with it.  Sound familiar?  Copenhagen deja vu?

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Written by Scott Mandia

November 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Mike Mann’s Thank You Letter to Supporters

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Some very good news regarding Mike Mann’s legal case:

Mike Mann spoke with John Abraham yesterday and stated:

“ATI could not convince the court that he (Mike Mann) did not have legal standing. The court has allowed him legal standing so he can be a party in the settlement.

Second, the court allowed that there was reason for UVA to reopen the protective order before the court. The original protective order would have allowed ATI to review the emails themselves. That court order is now invalid. ATI will not see the exempt emails.

The only matter to be resolved is the process by which ATI can challenge the exempt emails. Now, a neutral party will be able to see the emails, not ATI. The neutral party must be agreed upon by all parties in the good.

The broader message is that this is a major victory and a huge setback for ATI. ATI might appeal this to the Supreme Court…

Mike could not have achieved this victory without the generous support of those that have contributed to his legal defense.  Mike sent me the letter below thanking his supporters.

Dr. Michael E. Mann’s letter to supporters

There is still a long road ahead so please keep the contributions comingClick the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Logo on the upper-right of this blog to contribute.

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund is nearing the point where tax-deductible funds will be accepted through a unique web site (hopefully before the end of the year).  In the short-term there is an immediate need to help Mike with his case so please continue to use the Pay Pal button posted here or personal checks sent via postal mail.

For more background on this case please read SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Who’s behind the ‘information attacks’ on climate scientists?

My previous posts regarding this case:

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund – Spread the Word & Logo (09/19/11)

Climate Scientists Defense Fund – Please Help (09/09/11)

Ask U.VA to Protect Its Scientists from the Political Witch Hunt (08/12/11)

Others reporting on this case:

Climate Scientist Wins A Round for America (Huffington Post)

Climate scientist wins his day in court (

Score Another Victory for Scientists, Michael Mann, and the Freedom of Inquiry (

Climate change scientist Michael Mann fends off sceptic group’s raid on emails (The Guardian)

An Important Victory for Climate Science (Greg Laden’s Blog)

Favorable Virginia court procedural ruling in Michael Mann v. global warming denialist email raid (Climate Science Watch)

Mike Mann Wins one for the Planet (Climate Denial Crock of the Week)

Judge Approves Request to Protect Scientists’ Private Emails from Disclosure to Special Interest Group (Union of Conerned Scientists)

ATI & UVa: Reopening the review of exempted material (Climate Science FOI report)

Written by Scott Mandia

November 2, 2011 at 6:04 am

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