Climate Alarmist Michael Mann Charges $10,000 Speaker Fee
Prominent global warming alarmist Michael Mann, who often asserts that scientists who are skeptical of his alarmist global warming theories are motivated by making money, charges $10,000 plus expenses for speaking fees, Media Trackers Florida has learned. The revelation about Mann’s exorbitant speaking fees comes as Mann prepares to give a global warming presentation at a taxpayer-funded Florida public college. Mann will be speaking at Valencia College Thursday, January 17, at 1:00 pm.
Mann’s agent, Jodi Solomon, said in a phone call earlier this month that Mann would charge $10,000 plus travel expenses to address a meeting of Florida air conditioning specialists.
Ironically, Mann publicly accuses scientists of making money off their skepticism of Mann’s alarmist global warming claims. For example, in a 2012 interview with Popular Science, Mann accuses scientist Steve Milloy of being “a valueless, all-purpose denier for notorious industries who need a hired gun.”
Mann presented no evidence of whether or how much money notorious industries allegedly give Milloy.
Manns speaking fees, however, call into question his motives for championing global warming alarmism. According to the American Spectator, Michael Mann research projects received nearly $6 million in grant money through the end of 2009. Public records show Mann research projects additionally received nearly $1 million since 2010.
Mann collects speaking fees in addition to his grant money. Mann is a very busy public speaker who may well be making hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual speaking fees. Mann did not return a call asking how much he is charging Valencia College for his talk or how much money he made from speaker fees in 2012.
James Adamski, who is organizing Manns talk at Valencia College, declined to disclose how much the college is spending on Mann’s speaker fees. Adamski confirmed in a telephone call that he worked out a financial agreement with Mann, but now claims he doesn’t know or doesn’t remember specifically what is contained in those financial agreements.