Penn State Professor Feeling the (Metaphorical) Heat

Following the Commonwealth Foundation’s call for a legislative inquiry into use of tax dollars to stifle, rather than foster, scientific inquiry in the case of Penn State professor Michael Mann, (who, emails reveal, participated hid scientific evidence about climate change to further a political agenda), there has been a whirlwind surrounding Mann.

Sen. Jeff Piccola sent a letter to Penn State President Graham Spanier today, encouraging a thorough internal investigation, and asking to be apprised of the investigation (Piccola chairs the Pennsylvania Senate Education Committee).

The Tribune Review has a story today about the fallout surrounding Dr. Mann, while the Daily Collegian ran a story on the Penn State Investigation and a follow up about the implications of “climategate”.

For an explanation of the importance of the climategate conspiracy, Patrick Michaels has a good commentary.