Your Mandarin may be a convert to the cult of climate change because he has proof that Hell has frozen over. How else could you explain the fact that Al Gore admitted that he exaggerated the total meltdown of the polar ice cap.
This whole argument that the polar ice cap is disappearing is ludicrous, and even if it was, there is nothing we could do about it. Al, if you are that concerned that the ice cap is melting, do you really think plunging the world back into the dark ages is the answer? It would be cheaper and far less disruptive just to give the polar bears life jackets and floaties during the summer months.
But what your Mandarin really finds fascinating is the fact that even those entrenched in the climate change camp are now turning on each other. The Hadley e-mails were only the tip of the iceberg (albeit one that Al Gore claims is melting). Hopefully more scientist will find the moral fortitude to be honest with themselves and the scientific method.
The Mandarin, whose real name is 吏恆, joined the order in 1309, and introduced the Gormogons into England during the 18th Century.
The Mandarin enjoys spending time with his pet manticore, Βάρἰκος, or Barry (who can be found in the Bestiary). When not in the Castle…well, frankly, nobody is quite sure where he goes.
The Mandarin popularized the fine art of “gut booting,” by which he delivers a powerful kick to the stomach of anyone that annoys him. Although nearly universal today, the act of gut booting or threatening someone or something with a gut boot is solely due to him.