"'New McCarthyism' Described by Climate Scientist Michael Mann"

"Long respected by his professional peers around the world, [scientist Michael] Mann became more widely known as one of the targets of the so-called and now discredited 'climategate scandal,' involving hacked emails of several prominent climate scientists. Mann's science and professional conduct (and that of others so targeted) have been repeatedly exonerated by independent professional review."

"His recent book, 'The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines,' includes an account of his personal experiences in that incident, in Chapter 14: 'Climategate: The Real Story.'

But the book's scope is far wider. Mann explores the larger context of climate science and its recent history stretching back to the 1970s, depicting and analyzing a disinformation and intimidation campaign promoted by fossil fuel interests and others."

Bill Blakemore reports for ABC News July 8, 2012.

Source: ABC News, 07/09/2012