I have submitted a Comment (which I rarely do) to The HOOK-
Oh, Mann: Cuccinelli targets UVA papers in Climategate salvo
"There is a good chance that Virginia’s Attorney-General Ken Cuccinelli will come up with the “smoking gun” -- where other so-called investigations have only produced one whitewash after another.
We know from the leaked e-mails of Climategate that Prof. Michael Mann was involved in the international conspiracy to “hide the decline” [in global temperatures], using what chief conspirator Dr Phil Jones refers to as “Mike [Mann]’s trick.” Now at last we may find out just how this was done.
A lot is at stake here. If the recent warming is based on faked data, then all attempts to influence the climate by controlling the emissions of the so-called “pollutant” carbon dioxide are useless –and very costly. This includes the UN Climate Treaty, the Kyoto Protocol, the Waxman-Markey Cap & Trade (Tax) bill, the EPA “Endangerment Finding” based on the UN’s IPCC conclusion, and the upcoming Kerry-Lieberman-Graham bill in the US Senate.