What a guy!
Alyssa Carducci had made a simple inquiry. She was asking about how much Mann would charge to give a talk to a bunch of air conditioning specialists in the Florida area.
After hearing reports that some scientists who are skeptical of alarmist global warming claims receive a modest honorarium of less than $1,000 to speak at global warming conferences, we hoped Mann would quote a similar figure to come speak to us. We could then invite other air conditioning specialists in the area to attend, ask questions, and learn about the issue. We did, after all, want to hear all sides of this important issue.
I was shocked when Mann’s agent quoted a $10,000 speaking fee. We can’t afford anything close to that exorbitant speaking fee. I was even more shocked when I later read articles in which Mann criticized skeptical scientists for allegedly making money off their global warming skepticism.
So, she wrote about this and Mann’s total hypocrisy about pointing to other people saying that they’re for hire.
Mann then goes full stupid. You can still read some of his stupidity on his Facebook page.
The next morning, Thursday, Mann publicly accused Carducci of “falsely claiming that I was receiving 10K for a talk that I am giving at the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Annual Meeting in Daytona.” The original Media Trackers article never mentioned the Sports Turf Managers Association or its annual meeting in Daytona.
It’s fascinating. When one reads the original article, there really isn’t anything to be upset about. Sure, it points to the $millions Mann has made from his alarmism and faux science, but, people already knew he was profiting from all of this. So, I really don’t see what Mikey was upset about.
Turns out, yes, he charges up to $10,000 for speaking fees. And, no, Carducci never wrote anything about the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) Annual Meeting.
The thing is, if Mann wasn’t ashamed of what he’s charging, why react in such a manner? Is he really just a horse’s behind? What’s wrong with people like Mann? If Mann was confused about the speaking engagements and what he’s charging, why didn’t he just say, “No, I’m not charging that much for this speaking engagement, but, I regularly charge that much for other engagements.” How hard would that be? Why all the accusations? Why all the protestations? So what? Mann’s a tool, he profits greatly from his alarmism, and there are people out there stupid enough to pay him to utter banalities.