Nothing to see here. Just another major Climategate scammer trying to whitewash a fellow con man.
While climate change sceptics argue the emails are proof scientists have been hiding evidence of temperature decline, Prof Mann said he believed the incident “false controversy” manufactured by sceptics “to distract the public and to distract policy-makers to try to thwart efforts next week in Copenhagen”.
“The emails are genuine and have been misrepresented, cherry-picked, mined for single words and phrases that can be completely twisted to imply the opposite of what was actually being said, manufactured controversy and the timing of it is not coincidental as far as I’m concerned,” he added.
Yeah, yeah, it’s all a big conspiracy by the big oil companies – who stand to make billions off cap and trade.
By the way, you do know who dreamed up the current iteration of cap-and-trade in the first place don’t you? That’s right.