Letters to the Editor

Attack on Mann Was 'Distasteful and Irrational'

August 15, 2012

To the Editor:

I am disturbed that The Chronicle has allowed one of its bloggers, Peter Wood, to smear Michael Mann, the noted climate scientist ("A Culture of Evasion," July 13). Personal attacks and innuendo against a scientist (including Mr. Wood's distasteful and irrational comparison of Penn State's handling of the Sandusky rape case with the investigation of climate scientists' stolen e-mails) are not worthy of your publication.

I am a science teacher and a citizen concerned about the reality of climate change and am weary of climate-change deniers being given a platform to mount personal attacks against the integrity of climate scientists.

Mobi Warren

San Antonio, Tex.