A few days ago the House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing on Climate Science: Assumptions, Policy Implications, and the Scientific Method. On the Panel were Dr. Judith Curry, Dr. John Christy. Dr. Michael Mann, and Dr. Roger Pielke Jr.
What would have been a cordial discussion about climate science turned into a virtual bloodbath. Dr. Michael Mann of Hockeystick chart fame engaged in innuendo and personal attacks that were weaved into his testimony, lied about being a victim of a scientific witch hunt and make himself out to be greater than he is. Worst part about it, Mann may have even committed perjury. None the less, he got a well deserved smack down.
Doctors Christy, Pielke and Curry kept their cool but did defend themselves toward the end against Mann when one Committee member pointed out that he is the midst of a lawsuit for similar conduct Mann engaged in at the hearing. It was clear Mann was uncomfortable being among people who were a threat to his job and doctored science. The hearing starts at 17:01 and fun starts about forty five minutes into the hearing.