There’s another recent post on Watts Up With That (WUWT) called watch Michael Mann’s self aggrandizing AGU presentation. It’s referring to a presentation given by Michael Mann at the recent AGU Chapman conference called Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future.
According to the Final Program Michael Mann gave an invited talk called The battle to communicate climate change lessons from the front lines. So, it’s clear that Michael Mann has been at the front line of communicating climate science and has been invited to talk about his role in the front line. According to Anthony Watts, however, his talk was self-aggrandizing. What was he meant to do? Not mention himself? If anything – having watched his presentation – he actually downplays his role somewhat.
Now, I don’t know Michael Mann. I don’t know if he’s a nice guy. I don’t actually know if he’s liked and respected by his colleagues. Maybe he was just “lucky” that he published a high-profile paper 15 years ago and has been living off that ever since. He does, however, seem like a nice guy who’s respected by his colleagues, but I don’t actually know if this is indeed the case. I have, however, just watched his presentation (which I include below) and found it very good. I’ve just been at a 5 day conference and would have been quite pleased if someone could have given a talk this clear, entertaining and humorous. As far as I can tell, everything he says is factually correct and presented very clearly. What did Anthony want him to do? Ignore all the ridiculous things that some have done in order to undermine the evidence presented by climate science?