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).
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