"These folks appear to have some very large industry groups behind them running the show, setting up forums for them on capitol hill (the latest sponsored by the infamous 'Marshall Institute') and its best for scientists not to exchange any emails with them--they will only quote you out of context and misrepresent your comments." -- Michael Mann, Wednesday, November 12, 2003.

Climate scientist Michael Mann is known for his reconstructions of past global temperatures -- namely the hockey stick graph -- which has withstood extreme scrutiny since it was first published in 1999.