Renewed energy: Cuccinelli reissues his demand for Mann docs
A little over a month after losing a bid for a wider trove of documents, Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has renewed his demand for emails sent and received by controversial climate scientist Michael Mann when he was at UVA, the Washington Post is reporting. This has been a hot topic
inside and outside the academy because Mann is the creator of the famous "hockey stick graph," which predicts a spike in global temperatures.
"Dr. Mann’s Hockey Stick graph is based on suspect data," Cuccinelli says in a statement. "Others have shown that random numbers can be put into Mann’s algorithm, and they always produce a hockey stick graph."
The University has tapped into private funds to cover the $352,874.76 in legal fees it has thus far incurred, according to UVA spokesperson Carol Wood.
"University leaders are disappointed that the institution must continue to litigate with the Attorney General," said a statement arranged by Wood, "but will continue to stand for the principles the University has articulated since the C[ivil] I[nvestigative] D[emand]s were first put forward in April– and to support academic communities here and elsewhere."
–last updated at 7:46pm