STATE COLLEGE, Pa., April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 3, 2010, the Pennsylvania State University (PSU) released a report on its internal inquiry of Professor Michael Mann, clearing him of any wrongdoing for his involvement in the "climategate" scandal. Mann's work, including the infamous "hockey stick graph," concluded: "the 1990s was the hottest decade of the millennium." Mann's study has been debunked by the academic community, but has played a key role in aiding the "global warming" propaganda used in the attempt to pass legislation to end such warming effects. PSU Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) has launched an online petition urging Penn State to preserve academic integrity and order an independent investigation of Mann and his role in climategate.
PSU YAF Chairman Samuel Settle said, "The university's supposed independent inquiry report by Professor Mann's colleagues clearly states they never wanted to do an inquiry and sounds more like a letter of recommendation for their friend Mann than a legitimate investigation of academic integrity. This report does not address the student and community concerns regarding the possible suppression of data by a faculty member. This report by Penn State is a whitewash, nothing more." Settle added, "Many students go to college expecting to 'stick it to the man,' however, Penn State Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) is now 'standing up to the Mann' and his university lackeys calling for a fair, independent investigation of Mann and his involvement in the 'Climategate' scandal."
Jordan Marks, YAF Executive Director, said, "Students are held to a high level of academic integrity on a daily basis and when the academic code of honesty is broken universities go to great lengths to investigate and administer justice." Marks continued, "The cover up of Professor Mann's suppression of climate data because he is one of the faculty's own is a disgrace to the academic community and an insult to the students who buy into the system of integrity and honesty. The fact that Mann falsified data to promote his personal agenda should be cause for him to stripped of his PhD and removed from his position as a Professor."
To sign the PSU YAF online petition urging Penn State preserve academic integrity and order an independent investigation of Professor Mann, please go to http://yaf.com/petition/.
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SOURCE Young Americans for Freedom