Michael Mann Receives A Schneidy!

Michael Mann, author of some of the best books on climate science (including The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy, The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, and Dire Predictions, 2nd Edition: Understanding Climate Change) and discoverer of the Hockey Stick (the graph, not the actual stick) has been very appropriately awarded the coveted Stephen H. Schneider Award.

Michael Mann, distinguished professor of atmospheric science and director of the Earth System Science Center, Penn State, will receive the seventh annual Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications from Climate One at the Commonwealth Club.

The $15,000 award is given to a natural or social scientist who has made extraordinary scientific contributions and communicated that knowledge to a broad public in a clear and compelling fashion. The award was established in honor of Stephen Henry Schneider, one of the founding fathers of climatology, who died suddenly in 2010.

The jurors for the award state that Mann exemplifies the rare ability to be both a superb scientist and powerful communicator in the mold of Schneider.

“Professor Mike Mann has been a world leader in scientific efforts to understand the natural variability of the climate system and to reconstruct global temperature variations over the past two millennia,” said Ben Santer, climate researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. “This critically important work led to the famous ‘hockey stick’ temperature reconstruction. The hockey stick provides compelling evidence for the emergence of a human-caused warming signal from the background noise of natural fluctuations in climate.”

Mann will receive the award — presented by Climate One, a project of the Commonwealth Club of California and underwritten by Tom R. Burns, Nora Machado and Michael Haas — in December during the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans.

Mann is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and has written “Dire Predictions: Understanding Climate Change” and “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars.” He is also co-author with Tom Toles, Washington Post editorial cartoonist, of “The Madhouse Effect.” He is co-founder of the science website RealClimate.org.

“Stephen Schneider was a role model and mentor to me, and I am truly humbled to receive the Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communications,” said Mann. “While none of us can fill the very large shoes Steve left behind, we can honor his legacy by doing our best to inform the public discourse over human-caused climate change in an objective, clear and effective manner.”

The first recipient of the Schneider Award was Richard Alley, Evan Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Penn State.

Comments

  1. #1 Bernard J.
    June 20, 2017

    A whole $15,000?! Brazil, here comes Michael Mann!

    Stand by to watch all the science denialists bleat about how climatologists are only in it for the money…

  2. #2 Rasa
    June 20, 2017

    One would have thought the Professor would want to hide when discussion of the “HOCKEY STICK” manipulation was raised?

  3. #3 William Teach
    June 20, 2017

    Isn’t this the same Michael Mann who blocks just about anyone who replies to him on Twitter?

  4. #4 Marco
    June 21, 2017

    Aahhh, how sad, William feels himself left out, as he can’t troll Michael Mann anymore.

  5. #5 Wow
    June 21, 2017

    Oh noes! Blocked on Twitter? NOBODY does that!

    And it indicates such nefariousness! Because, um, er, well, BECAUSE, right?

  6. #6 Jeff Harvey
    June 21, 2017

    What a stupid comment from William. Mann has received countless numbers of threats from climate change deniers simply because he is a prominent scientist who speaks out. He has every right to block an army of vile idiots who consistently vilify him. I have something in the works in which Mike and a number of other prominent scientists are involved. Watch this space.

  7. #7 Wow
    June 21, 2017

    That fucknuckle probably heard from Faux Nudes that the president was being trashed for blocking tweets and thought “HA! I can claim they’re hypocrites!!!!”.

    Several problems, though.

    Mann isn’t the President.
    His tweet is as Mann, not the government.
    His tweets are not official government documents.
    He has no responsibility to be answerable to the people who voted him in.

    But there’s no reason for rightwingnutjobs’ claims, only that there is some common word to conflate them.

    See both ironny’s brainturds and dick’s fallacies of conflation.

  8. #8 dean
    June 21, 2017

    “One would have thought the Professor would want to hide when discussion of the “HOCKEY STICK” manipulation was raised?”

    Because?

    A look at the previous winners shows he’s joining some pretty good company.

  9. #9 Betula
    June 21, 2017

    @7 – Wow imagines a scenario, and then argues against it…as though he were arguing with someone or something other than his imagination….and then convinces himself that his imagination is wrong.

    Classic Fuckwit.

  10. #10 Greg Laden
    June 21, 2017

    RASA: Why?

  11. #11 Greg Laden
    June 21, 2017

    William Teach: I’m pretty sure Mike has a very long block list, as he is constantly being harassed. I’m also pretty sure that his block list and my block list have a lot of the same name son it.

    Is it your belief that people who are being harassed have to check with you before they block someone?

    How cute.

  12. #12 Wow
    June 21, 2017

    Like I said, greg, I think that the idiot wants to manufacture hypocrisy because the word “twitter” and “block” are shared between the official government communications being blocked to people based on their political positions and opinions and an ordinary citizen blocking retards getting angry at them.

  13. #13 Wow
    June 21, 2017

    Rasa, and by manipulation, you mean the GGWS fakery on the graph, yes?

    Sure, it’s old news, and RWNJs will never accept reality if it doesn’t fit their ideological blinkers. So it’s pointless for him to entertain the morons’ postings.

  14. #14 Betula
    June 21, 2017

    Presented by Climate One?
    John Hofmeister, former President of Shell Oil Company is on the Board of Advisors of Climate One…
    You know what this means don’t you? That’s right, Michael Mann is being backed by big oil!

    And that my friends, is how you play the liberal retard game…

    [WARNING: Betula, watch your language.]

  15. #15 dean
    June 21, 2017

    I’m sure William is just as irked when the current president’s twitter account blocks people.

  16. #16 Betula
    June 21, 2017

    Watch my language? I’m sorry, I’m not sure which words are allowed…
    I’m going to guess that Wow’s use of “Fucknuckle” at #7 is OK since he wasn’t warned, so I’ll change my comment to suit:

    And that my friends, is how you play the liberal “Fucknuckle” game…

  17. #17 Jeff Harvey
    June 21, 2017

    Ah, it’s so refreshing to see Betula, a measly tree pruner, defending right wing shills, plutocrats and kleptomaniacs whose sole mission is to enrich themselves by gutting the Treasury. The term ‘useful idiot’ comes to mind….

  18. #18 Patrick W
    June 21, 2017

    Betula…

    “Watch my language? I’m sorry, I’m not sure which words are allowed…I’m going to guess that Wow’s use of “Fucknuckle” at #7 is OK.”

    Apparently the rules don’t apply to “Wow” since he uses the word you were warned about regularly here. I’ve often wondered why it’s allowed, and several times mentioned the fact. There are literally hundreds of instances on this blog alone. It’s one of “his” favorites.

    Jeff, what so so “measly” about being a tree pruner? Are bus drivers beneath you as well? Window washers?

  19. #19 Julian Frost
    Gauteng North
    June 22, 2017

    No, Betula. It was your use of the “r” word that angered Greg.

  20. #20 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    Awww patmcgroin is whining. Diddums.

    One difference could be that I insult you, deservedly, not an entire class of people like you and retardo mungus.

    Also batshit betty has no purpose but to BS and troll. “mike”, for all his moronic stupidity and willful ignorance will actually visit reality and make, even if it’s not accepted, something that at least comes from a comprehensible mind.

    You, however, just whinge and bitch and moan while batshit is just, well, batshit.

    But it’s good to know that when I identified you as a fucknuckle that it hit home. Thanks for confirming a hit.

  21. #21 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    Awww patmcgroin is whining. Diddums.

    One difference could be that I insult you, deservedly, not an entire class of people like you and retardo mungus.

    Also batshit betty has no purpose but to BS and troll. “mike”, for all his moronic stupidity and willful ignorance will actually visit reality and make, even if it’s not accepted, something that at least comes from a comprehensible mind.

    You, however, just whinge and bitch and moan while batshit is just, well, batshit.

    But it’s good to know that when I identified you as a fucknuckle that it hit home. Thanks for confirming a hit.

  22. #22 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    I’ll just accept your gender confusion as a result of your own confusion on your own genderfluid status. Oh, feel free to watch batshit over on deltoid. You’ll see why his menial status is brought up and why batshit deserves it being belittled.

    You know, try informing yourself and not just blowing chunks in public.

  23. #23 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    Jewels, maybe greg removed the offensive language. It would make sense.

    The big problem with arguments is people don’t try to work out why they would do what they’re critiising others they don’t identify with, they just work out a way it is WRONG to do it and then “prove” that their “opponent” is a bad person while they are good.

    At least wait until enough information is in to make a conclusion that something definitely bad is the cause.

    Bad arguments can be argued, but people’s actions aren’t explained, just done, so making an explanation up just identifies YOUR internal thoughts, not theirs.

    Part of the reason for pointing out that “Wow” is ungendered therefore “he” and “she” indicate something in the mind of the person making the assumption of gender is to crowbar a tiny crack into their mind to let some illumination in. Refusal to look indicates something clearly and if they do look, maybe they’ll become a little more self-aware and the problem corrects itself a little.

  24. #24 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    “Jewels, maybe greg removed the offensive language. It would make sense”

    Nope, nothing removed Fuckwit. Interesting how you’re always wrong yet never know it…

    Maybe Greg will chime in with his reasoning..

  25. #25 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    Julian @18 – “No, Betula. It was your use of the “r” word that angered Greg”

    Yet Wow used it…

    Wow @12 – “an ordinary citizen blocking retards getting angry at them”

    Again, maybe Greg will chime in…

  26. #26 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    Jeff Harvey
    June 1, 2017

    “Trust Betula to defend his retarded President”

    Greg?

  27. #27 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    I take it you have a similarly long screed of whining when that’s done at WtfUWT, right?

    No?

    Well, then, your complaints can be summarily dismissed as merely your butthurt.

  28. #28 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    Whining or curious to find out if there is a double standard?

    Your comments prove that you too are curious..

    Wow – “One difference could be that”
    Wow – “Jewels, maybe greg removed the offensive language”

    Or are you just whining?

  29. #29 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    I’m just basically guessing what you’re posting about, batshit. It’s not like the content has any meaning even to you, it’s just a way to whine and complain and bitch.

    But it’s fairly easy to work out what you might be blithering on about in any given situation, so reading it is not necessary here either.

  30. #30 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    Wow – “I’m just basically guessing what you’re posting about, batshit”

    That you’re a Fuckwit.

    No more need for guessing.

  31. #31 Patrick W
    June 22, 2017

    “Wow”…

    “Awww patmcgroin is whining. Diddums.”

    Nope. Merely wondering why Greg allows you to use that word, yet warns others. You really struggle with understanding don’t you? Assume people are angry or “whining” (very difficult to “whine” while writing by the way given that whining is a sound) when really just commenting. And what does “mcgroin” mean exactly? Is that somehow an attempt at an insult? If so, perhaps you could explain the context. Or try harder.

    “One difference could be that I insult you, deservedly, not an entire class of people like you and retardo mungus.”

    There is no difference.

    “But it’s good to know that when I identified you as a fucknuckle that it hit home. Thanks for confirming a hit.”

    You’re an idiot. I didn’t say anything regarding that term on this thread. That said, you seemed to use it as your signature on one post elsewhere as I recall. Wow Fucknuckle. It suits you.

    “Part of the reason for pointing out that “Wow” is ungendered therefore “he” and “she” indicate something in the mind of the person making the assumption of gender is to crowbar a tiny crack into their mind to let some illumination in. Refusal to look indicates something clearly and if they do look, maybe they’ll become a little more self-aware and the problem corrects itself a little.”

    You are, quite possibly, the most disturbed person I have encountered anywhere. It’s fascinating really.

  32. #32 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    And by “nope” you mean “yup”.

  33. #33 PaulG
    USA
    June 22, 2017

    Anywhoo…

    Not that it is even relevant in any way. Hofmeister is founder of “Citizens for Affordable Energy” and doesn’t appear to have anything to do with Citizen One. Does Citizen One even have an “advisory board”? They seem to be part of the Commonwealth Club. Wouldn’t getting an award from a somewhat conservative group indicate that maybe Mann isn’t a wild eyed leftie at all?

  34. #34 MikeN
    June 22, 2017

    Betula your language is much worse. You said ‘retard’ vs ‘retarded President’. It’s like saying Jew Congressman vs Jewish Congressman. The use of retards is plural, and a case can be made that it is similar, however looking at the sentence retards was being used as a regular nonoffensive verb. This is a case where treating a gerund as a noun and using apostrophe would have helped.
    an ordinary citizen blocking retards getting angry at them.
    The citizen’s blocking prevents anger.

  35. #35 Patrick W
    June 22, 2017

    No. I meant exactly what I wrote. Especially with regards to the last sentence. Why you try to change that to your narrative is strange, though given you’re a complete wingnut, not surprising.

  36. #36 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    No, you wrote exactly what you wrote, but you meant what I pointed out.

  37. #37 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    MikeN – “Betula your language is much worse. You said ‘retard” vs ‘retarded President’.

    Yet…

    Wow
    June 4, 2017
    “It’s not usual for anyone, retard”

    But thanks anyway G̶r̶e̶g̶ Mike…

  38. #38 Patrick W
    June 22, 2017

    “No, you wrote exactly what you wrote, but you meant what I pointed out.”

    Sure I did. In your delusional fantasy world you probably believe that.

    I suggest you seek out mental health assistance.

  39. #39 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    Patrick, admit it, you wrote what Wow wanted you to mean…

  40. #40 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    Oh, and Wow, what do you think I meant by writing that?

  41. #41 Wow
    June 22, 2017

    Yes, you did, pmg. But you insisted you didn’t earlier.

    Now you say you did.

    You are the one wandering around in denial of reality, chump.

  42. #42 John Mashey
    http://www.desmogblog.com/user/john-mashey
    June 22, 2017

    Climate One runs excellent meetings, with many great folks. I’ve been lucky to attend most of the Stephen Schneider award meetings, which generally occur during AGU week in San Francisco – not sure what happens for next two, given Moscone construction forced AGU elsewhere.

  43. #43 Betula
    June 22, 2017

    Wow – “You are the one wandering around in denial of reality, chump”

    That’s what you wrote Wow, but what you meant was he’s not the one denying reality.