Update: Climate Depot Exclusive: Climategate prof. Michael Mann may be moving back to the University of Virginia — Reportedly about to be offered ‘chaired professorship’ at UVA

Update: Nov. 28, 2012: No wonder Mann is so angry at Morano! Climate Depot credited with helping ruin Mann’s UVA rehire! ‘Did climate change controversy cause UVA’s sacking of Teresa Sullivan?’ — ‘UVA’s dept. of env. sciences attempted in spring of 2012 to rehire Mann…A 4-person search committee unanimously selected Mann; on 10 April, a majority of assembled department faculty affirmedchoice. Two days later, the news was leaked as an ‘exclusive’ on a website [Climate Depot] devoted to climate-change skepticism and denial. From there, it spread to similar sites, where it produced disbelief and outrage. But Mann never received an offer’

Warmist prof. resigns over UVA’s failure to rehire Climategate’s Michael Mann: ‘The UVA environmental sciences faculty voted to bring Mann back…But it was nixed without explanation’ — ‘At least one professor quit in part over the episode; in his August 15 resignation letter climate scientist Amato Evan referenced an apparent decision by the department to give up ‘even attempting to make a senior hire in the area of climate change’

# End Nov 28, 2012 Update #

Original Climaet Depot Report from April 12, 2012 is below:

Climate Depot has learned that Climategate professor Michael Mann, who has been at the center of a legal firestorm, may be moving back to the University of Virginia.

Climate Depot has heard that the UVA Environmental Sciences department voted on April 10 to offer Mann a “chaired professorship.” It is called “The Joe D and Helen J Kington Professor in Environmental Change.

The offer must be approved by Meredith Woo, the Dean of Arts & Sciences at UVA. The pending offer to Mann is thought to enjoy the strong support of James Galloway, Associate Dean for the Sciences at UVA.

Sources tell Climate Depot that such a potential offer would not be made unless Mann already indicated he would accept.


Update #1: Mann is currently on sabbatical from Penn State

Update #2: If you still believe that the ClimateGate emails don’t cast a lot of doubt on Michael Mann and his work, check these out

Update #3: Clarifies that UVA offer has not yet been forthcoming and gives the formal title of the “chaired professorship” and identifies who is supporting the offer to Mann at UVA.

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