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Summary And Response: “Besieged By Climate Deniers, A Scientist Decides To Fight Back” By Michael E. Mann

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The following paper is a summary and response to the article “Besieged by Climate Deniers, a Scientist Decides to Fight Back” written by Michael E. Mann, April 12th, 2012. This paper will identify the subject of the article, the occasion that prompted its composition, the intended audience, and the purpose the writer hoped to accomplish in writing it. The purpose of this paper is solely to report the information read in the article.
Michael E. Mann is a climate scientist and has been confronted by many climate change skeptics over the years. In the article “Besieged by Climate Denies, a Scientist Decision to Fight Back”, he discusses his position on why he thinks that attacks on science ...view middle of the document...

The “hockey stick” graph has been attempted to be discredited, though. Barton, a politician, authorized a George Mason University statistician to produce a report, which misrepresented the research. This led to others, including Senator Inhofe, claiming that the report disproved the research. Inhofe, as well as Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wanted to investigate Mann and sixteen other scientists. Cuccinelli issued a subpoena to receive personal correspondence between Mann and other scientists. Despite these attacks, science has been showing that the world is rapidly warming and is worse than originally thought, with carbon emissions that are higher than the IPCC projected, arctic sea ice melting rapidly, and sea levels increasing. According to Mann, scientists are now standing up for themselves and their work. Mann believes that victimizing scientists is pointless, and people should be able to discuss climate change, especially with scientists, because they can help ensure that local decision makers are...

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