Final Findings of the Penn State RA-10 Investigation Released

Thursday, 1 July 2010

University Park, Pa. -- The final findings of the Penn State RA-10 investigation of Dr. Michael E. Mann have been released. The conclusion of the Investigatory Committee follows:

"The Investigatory Committee, after careful review of all available evidence, determined that there is no substance to the allegation against Dr. Michael E. Mann, Professor, Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University.
More specifically, the Investigatory Committee determined that Dr. Michael E. Mann did not engage in, nor did he participate in, directly or indirectly, any actions that seriously deviated from accepted practices within the academic community for proposing, conducting, or reporting research, or other scholarly activities.

The decision of the Investigatory Committee was unanimous."

ESSC director Michael E. Mann has released the following statement concerning the conclusions of the RA-10 Inquiry:

"I am pleased that the last phase of Penn State's investigation has now been concluded, and that it has cleared me of any wrongdoing. These latest findings should finally put to rest the baseless allegations against me and my research.

I want to express my gratitude to the scientists and academics who conducted Penn State's investigation, which required them to review and analyze voluminous written materials and conduct multiple interviews. I am pleased that they and I can now return to our research without further distraction."

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