You may remember the hubbub about climate scientist Michael Mann of Penn State. His only crime believing that humankind has caused global warming. Anywho, he’s been cleared again. You can read about it here and here and so on. Phil Plait of the Bad Astronomer blog writes:
Did I say “has been cleared”? I meant has been cleared once again, since there have been several investigations into his research and Dr. Mann has been cleared of all charges every single time (like here and here). All of this stemmed from the “ClimateGate” nonsense of the past couple of years, where leaked emails were taken hugely out of context by the press and climate change deniers, and used to smear scientists. Dr. Mann was at the center of the whole manufactured controversy, being the biggest target of the people who want to deny the Earth is warming up.