Getting better and better. Perhaps because the IPCC released the following statement, Mann has issues a climb down on his facebook page. Posting a scan of the certificate – and I will bang on about this, the certificate was issued by the IPCC not the Nobel Prize committee – he has written as follows:
After the receipt of the award, the IPCC sent certificates to coordinating lead authors, lead authors, review editors, and IPCC staff congratulating them for “contributing to the award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC.” A number of IPCC authors, including myself, understood from this commendation that it was appropriate to state that we either “shared” or were a “co-recipient” of the award.
Big ol’ misunderstanding! Sorry, this is too little, too late. Especially given the following:
I also understand that the Norwegian Nobel Institute’s director, Geir Lundestad, has confirmed that the IPCC’s guidance is correct.
Well, yes, he has. After the denialist Thomas Richard contacted Lundestad about this.
If Mann goes on with this suit, he will regret it.