The election between Ken Cuccinelli and Terry McAuliffe for Governor of Virginia is one of the most closely watched and hotly contested races this election season. Michael Mann, author of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches from the Front Lines, has entered the fray talking about the candidates’ differing views on climate change and campaigning with the Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe.
In the following video, Mann talks about the impact of climate change in Virginia as well as his past with Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate. When Cuccinelli was Attorney General he subpoenaed records from Mann’s time at the University of Virginia. Cuccinelli charged that Mann manipulated data regarding climate change. Mann’s case was defended by the University of Virginia, and the court ruled that Cuccinelli did not have the authority to make these demands.
(Please note that the posting of this video does not indicate an endorsement of either candidate by Columbia University Press.)