Climate scientist Michael Mann has announced that he will be publishing a comic book of cartoons attacking global warming “deniers” this September.
The outspoken Mann is known for his extremely alarmist views on global warming, and has specifically marketed the book to teachers for use in classrooms. An extremely favorable review of the book even states that it can help teachers “prepare for denialist charges and complaints.”
“The symbolism of a comic-book defense of global warming alarmism is appropriate. The demonization of the beneficial gas of life, CO2, has always been mostly comic-book fiction, artfully disguised as science,” Dr. William Happer, a professor of physics at Princeton University and former director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “The full-color, computer displays, with lurid reds denoting a roasting planet are the virtual reality of a good animated movie, not science. The gifted cartoonist, John Spooner, provides some amusing illustration, to the serious scientific discussions of the book. I would be surprised if there were any serious science in the comic strips.”
The book, titled “The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy,” will be available on September 27 and is already for sale on Amazon for just a little more than $20.
Mann is famously likely to sue people who disagree with him, filing defamation suits against the conservative National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute in 2012 over blog posts which criticized him. The case is still pending and has taken so long that a key witness actually died.
Mann claims to have the support of the scientific community in his legal fights, but no scientific organization has filed “friend of the court” briefs supporting his lawsuits. Several civil rights and media groups, including the D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) rejected Mann’s argument and filed such briefs in support of his opponents.
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