Update: Holthaus apologizes – Warmist Eric Holthaus disses Michael Mann: ‘He’s not your climate hero, he’s a gatekeeper’ – Declares Mann ‘constantly promote[s] his own work, even when women are more qualified’ – Mann fires back decrying ‘toxicity’
The climate battle is over Penn State Professor Michael Mann’s assertions about the Green New Deal.
Radical reform and the Green New Deal – Mann raised the ire of fellow climate activists with these words about climate activist Naomi Klein:
Mann: “I share her (Klein’s) concern over each of these societal afflictions, but I wonder at the assertion that it’s not possible to address climate change without solving all that plagues us. My worry is this. Saddling a climate movement with a laundry list of other worthy social programmes risks alienating needed supporters (say, independents and moderate conservatives) who are apprehensive about a broader agenda of progressive social change. The pessimist in me also doubts that we’ll eliminate greed and intolerance within the next decade.”
Ladies, does he:
– Use the phrase “communicated to the public"
– Constantly promote his own work, even when women are more qualified
– Leverage his platform to write op-eds in prominent magazines disparaging the Green New Deal
He’s not your climate hero, he’s a gatekeeper. https://t.co/ycbPXf0AmH
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) November 7, 2019
Mann fires back at Holthaus:
Holthaus is at the very center of the toxicity that I decry.
— Michael E. Mann (@MichaelEMann) November 7, 2019
Warmist Naomi Klein piles on against Mann!
I respect MM as a scientist and appreciate his courage. But he overtly states: "It’s advisable to decouple economic justice and environmental issues."
That is an argument *against* climate justice and it's divisive.
I'm surprised more people haven't challenged him on it.
— Naomi Klein (@NaomiAKlein) November 7, 2019
Holthaus apologies to Mann: ‘I apologise for hurting him’
Apologies don't come via extortion, but I see now that since he has been tweeting/retweeting about this in his defense for about 15 hours now, he was seriously hurt. And like I tried to explain, this was a failed meme. The framing was inappropriate and I apologise for hurting him
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) November 8, 2019