Well, not really, but it almost feels that good. Michael Mann has been a real mensch, taking it in the neck from the worst of the AGW denialists. A couple of days ago he published an editorial piece in the Vail Daily in response to an earlier piece of drek by Martin Hertzberg. Have a look:
An individual named Martin Hertzberg did a grave disservice to your readers by making false and defamatory statements about me and my climate scientist colleagues in his recent commentary in your paper.
It’s hard to imagine anyone packing more lies and distortions into a single commentary. Mr. Hertzberg uses libelous language in characterizing the so-called â€œhockey stickâ€ — work of my own published more than a decade ago showing that recent warming is unusual over at least the past 1,000 years — as â€œfraudulent,â€ and claiming that it â€œit was fabricated from carefully selected tree-ring measurements with a phony computer program.â€
These are just lies, regurgitation of dishonest smears that have been manufactured by fossil fuel industry-funded climate change deniers, and those who do their bidding by lying to the public about the science.
There is much more to the letter, click here to read it. Oh, and while you are there don’t forget to click the “Recommend” button at the top of the post (below the title).