Climate expert Michael Mann endorses Heidi Hall for Supe

Michael Mann speaking about "The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars" at The Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, July 2013 (Source: Wikipedia)

Michael Mann speaking about “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars” at The Amaz!ng Meeting in Las Vegas, July 2013 (Source: Wikipedia)

Nationally known climate expert Dr. Michael E. Mann has endorsed Heidi Hall for District 1 Supervisor in western Nevada County CA. Hall is running against Duane Strawser.

Mann directs the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University and is the author of “The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From the Front Lines.”

I noticed the endorsement on Hall’s website.

“Arguably, none has suffered the slings and arrows of outrageous denial as much as Dr. Michael Mann,” as Slate reminds us. “Mann has studied the climate for over 20 years, and in 1999 he and some colleagues published a paper that would go on to shake the world. In it, they showed that temperature in the northern hemisphere had been slowly dropping for centuries…until the 20th century, when suddenly the temperature rocketed up. The break was so sudden and obvious that this graph became dubbed ‘the hockey stick’ due to its shape.”

So there you have it: Climate expert Michael Mann supporting one candidate (Hall), and a PAC supported by Tea Party co-founder Mark Meckler, among others, supporting the other candidate (Strawser) in our small rural California county (pop. 60K in our western county).

This blog will never run out of material!

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2 Responses to Climate expert Michael Mann endorses Heidi Hall for Supe

  1. jeffpelline says:

    Now a climate change denier, Frank Pinney of Penn Valley, has given $1,000 to Duane Starawser’s campaign: Details at http://www.usbiz.org/diamond-p-properties-llc-grass-valley-ca-95949.us and
    04/12/2016

    Amounts may be rounded to whole dollars.
    497 CONTRIBUTION REPORT
    Date of This Filing
    04/13/2016 Report No. 003
    Date Stamp
    E-Filed 04/13/2016 09:01:20
    Filing ID: 160162273
    CALIFORNIA 497 FORM

    I.D. NUMBER (if applicable) 1382690
    For Official Use Only
    Amendment to Report No. (explain below)
    No. of Pages
    1

    STATE
    CA
    ZIP CODE
    95959
    FULL NAME, STREET ADDRESS AND ZIP CODE OF CONTRIBUTOR (IF COMMITTEE, ALSO ENTER I.D. NUMBER)
    CONTRIBUTOR CODE *
    IF AN INDIVIDUAL,
    ENTER OCCUPATION AND EMPLOYER (IF SELF-EMPLOYED, ENTER NAME OF BUSINESS)
    Diamond Properties LLC
    Grass Valley, CA 95945
    IND COM OTH PTY SCC
    X
    IND COM OTH PTY SCC
    IND COM OTH PTY SCC
    
    AMOUNT RECEIVED
    1,000.00

    Here’s more on Pinney, as reported previously:
    https://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2015/11/08/local-global-warming-hoax-ad-in-the-union-will-inform-many/

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