Tag: michael mann

Much hotter summers, loss of forests expected as Virginia climate heats up

Wide ranging climate change impacts throughout Virginia are detailed in a new book, Virginia Climate Fever, by journalist Stephen Nash.


Ken Plum: Science goes on trial in Virginia

Not since the Scopes trial in Tennessee in 1925 has science been on trial as it has been in Virginia over the last few years. The Scopes trial was of course about Darwin’s theory of evolution. That trial concluded more than 85 years ago, but the debate goes on with fundamentalists who prefer the teaching of creationism over evolution in public schools.


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Former UVa. professor Michael Mann critical of Mark Obenshain on climate change

Republican attorney general candidate Mark Obenshain is trying to change his story on gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli’s crusade against former UVa. professor Michael Mann’s climate-change research.


New McAuliffe ad highlights Cuccinelli’s record on science

Virginia gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe has released a new television ad highlighting Ken Cuccinelli’s attacks on University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann.


Groups say UVa. must balance transparency and academic freedom in considering request for professor’s records

Twelve organizations concerned with free speech and the integrity of scientific inquiry on college campuses today asked the University of Virginia to protect academic freedom when it answers a Freedom of Information Act request submitted by the American Tradition Institute Environmental Law Center and Robert Marshall, a member of the Virginia House of Delegates. The […]


UVa. files papers opposing Cuccinelli climate-change review

Edited by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net   The University of Virginia today filed papers with the Albemarle County Circuit Court opposing attempts by Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to obtain documents related to the research of former UVa. professor Michael Mann, a global warming expert once employed by the school. Cuccinelli is seeking a wide range […]