Michael Mann is in the news again for making more outrageous claims, this time of being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Quote:
“Dr. Mann is a climate scientist whose research has focused on global warming… As a result of this research, Dr. Mann and his colleagues have been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize…”
A quick call to the Nobel Prize offices will disabuse you of this spectacular falsehood. The claim is made in his legal action against Mark Styne of the National Review mentioned in a previous post. His argument goes something like this.
In 2007 the Nobel Peace prize was jointly awarded to the IPCC and AL Gore “for their efforts to build up and disseminate greater knowledge about man-made climate change, and to lay the foundations for the measures that are needed to counteract such change”. Michael Mann contributed to the IPCC report that lead to them getting the prize, ipso facto Michael Mann was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Now let’s see – hmmmm? In 2012 The European Union was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe”… I live in the Union and I have been part of that reconciliation and stuff – hells bells, I’ve been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize!! I’ll just ring the Nobel Prize Office to check. Oh, I haven’t won the Nobel Peace Prize. How disappointing.
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