Posted: February 04, 201012:25 am Eastern
By Bob Unruh Â© 2010 WorldNetDaily
A panel of fellow faculty members at Penn State University has recommended further investigation into the work of prominent global warming advocate Michael Mann, whose discussion of the issue was featured prominently in a cache of e-mails hacked from the Climate Research Unit in East Anglia.
Those e-mails triggered a tsunami for scientists and activists who suggest man-made global warming is a significant threat even to the survival of civilization if radical changes are not adopted more or less immediately.
The e-mails purloined just before Christmas from the CRU, one of the world's premier global warming investigative organizations, included references to a "trick" to "hide the [temperature] decline," suggested that other e-mails were being purged to prevent their revelations and indicated scientists who did not agree deliberately were being excluded from the discussion.
Now the University of Pennsylvania in a report says a "university committee" of three members of the faculty reviewed four specific allegations against Mann.
"In looking at four possible allegations of research misconduct, the committee determined that further investigation is warranted for one of those allegations. The recommended investigation will focus on determining if Mann 'engaged 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 university said today.
Like the initial inquiry, the "investigatory phase," will be run by "five tenured full professor faculty members who will assess the evidence in the case and make a determination on Mann's conduct."
At the same time, according to a report at GlobalWarming.org, university officials have announced that the university is not an "agency" and they will not release copies of the e-mails that either were written by Mann or were directed to him â€“ and caused the stir when they were hacked from East Anglia.
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"Consequently, the information you requested will not be disclosed since it is confidential and not made available to the public," the school said in a statement to climate skeptic Ronald Armstrong, who had sought the information, the Global Warming report said.