(From Inside Higher Education)
Judge Orders U.Va. to Release Researcher's Documents

 A state judge has ordered the University of Virginia to release documents
produced by Michael Mann, who formerly taught there, to a conservative
foundation requesting them as open records, *The Washington
Mann is a climate researcher whose work is consistent with the scientific
consensus on climate change, but who is doubted by some conservatives. In an
e-mail, Mann said: "I think it's very unfortunate that fossil fuel
industry-funded climate change deniers ... continue to harass U.Va., NASA,
and other leading academic and scientific institutions with these frivolous

Michael Balter
Contributing Correspondent, Science
Adjunct Professor of Journalism,
New York University

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“Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is
no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof."
                                                  --John Kenneth Galbraith