Penn State has received at least $4, 166,168 in research grants in which Michael Mann was involved. A version of Mann's CV lists Penn State funding totaling $1,739,000 prior to the 2009 Obama stimulus/NSF funding.
- Adding the stimulus cash of $2,426,175 via 2 projects in which Mann was either principal or co-principal brings the total to $4,166,168.
Mann lists "Funded Research" on his CV. The only Mann CV I can find as of 11/27/11 does not include the 2009 stimulus money. He apparently did list those monies on some version of his CV but links appear to be dead for such a version at the moment.
12/2/2009, "If Grant Money Determines Your Conclusions on Climate . . .," Planet Gore, Edward John Craig
1/20/2010, "Michael Mann's Climate Stimulus," Wall St Journal, "A case study in one job 'saved.'"
Undated, Curriculum Vitae, Michael E. Mann, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Meteorology
A separate issue involves the NSF grants. In 2009 it was found that NSF personnel spent US taxpayer money traveling for romance with subordinates or viewing costly live porn in the office. It appears the NSF hasn't been a functioning science organization for many years.
- NSF said it had so many internal problems
- it wasn't in a position to oversee the science projects it funded:
9/29/2009, "Porn Surfing rampant at US science foundation," Washington Times, by Jim McElhatton
""To manage this dramatic increase without an increase in staff required us to significantly reduce our efforts to investigate grant fraud," the inspector general recently told Congress in a budget request.
- "We anticipate a significant decline in investigative recoveries and prosecutions
- in coming years
- as a direct result."...
- common knowledge among several co-workers....
because the misconduct involved a senior staff member and employees feared that they would suffer in some form of complaining," the investigators later wrote in a summary of the case.
Another employee in a different case was caught with hundreds of pictures, videos and even PowerPoint slide shows containing pornography. Asked by an investigator whether he had completed any government work on a day when a significant amount of pornography was downloaded, the employee responded,
- "Um, I can't remember," according to records."...
From NY Times:
4/7/09, "Senators fault science agency over lax handling of pornography case," NY Times, by Gardiner Harris
"In one case, a senior staff member used his agency computer to view live sexual performances and engage in sex-oriented online “chatting” with performers.
- “I am trying to learn how to use cam2cam capability on your asianbabes.com site,” he wrote in an e-mail message to the site from his agency computer. “I do not seem to be able to do that.”
Jeff Nesbit, an agency spokesman, responded that the employee was no longer with the agency and that other agency employees had been disciplined or dismissed. The agency is conducting a comprehensive review of the issue, Mr. Nesbit said.
But the senators’ letter noted that in 5 of 11 cases of employees viewing explicit material or being involved in sexual harassment cases,
- the agency had failed to take any personnel action,
- had failed to notify its inspector general of any action taken
- or had failed to investigate the cases itself.
The foundation has not disciplined one 20-year employee who has acknowledged visiting pornography Web sites on his agency computer, the letter said. The agency has said it had been “unable to substantiate allegations sufficiently enough to support disciplinary action”
- despite the employee’s admissions, it said.
The senators wrote that they did not understand “how or why N.S.F. failed to take action.”
Their letter also noted that two senior agency employees used
- government travel money to pursue intimate relationships with subordinates.
And it said that all of the employees investigated for viewing sexually explicit material had been through the agency’s mandatory security awareness training."...