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The Common Sense Canadian: Climate scientist’s defamation suit threatens to topple conservative publication

The legal battle between climate scientist Michael Mann (left) and conservative columnist Mark Steyn (right) is heating up.

Read this February 3rd article by Andrew Breiner in Climate Progress about climate scientist Michael Mann’s lawsuit against National Review columnist Mark Steyn, which threatens the magazine’s future.

The price of attacking the climate change . . . → Read More: The Common Sense Canadian: Climate scientist’s defamation suit threatens to topple conservative publication

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Speaking Of Losing Your Lawyer: Mark Steyn Has Lost His in Mann v. National Review

A print-screen from a recently filed motion (its only two pages long):

One can only speculate.  But Steyn has, as Ezra Levant sometimes does, kept up with the abuse once proceedings have been launched against him.  For example last week on his N.R. blog.  Lawyers don’t like it when you make their job defending you more . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Speaking Of Losing Your Lawyer: Mark Steyn Has Lost His in Mann v. National Review

BigCityLib Strikes Back: No Wonder Mark Steyn

…is considering a run for the U.S. Senate.  He may need an extra income source if Mike Mann’s defamation case against the National Review goes the way it appears to be headed:

“The Court finds that there is sufficient evidence in the record to demonstrate that Plaintiff is likely to succeed on the merits,” said . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: No Wonder Mark Steyn

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Mann Vs. Steyn: Mann Takes A Round

In October of last year, climate scientist Michael Mann filed suit against Mark Steyn and the National Review for a piece Steyn wrote in that publication, and against  the Competitive Enterprise Institute for a  piece that appeared earlier on its blog.  The articles in question described Mann’s hockey stick graph, his reconstruction of pre-instrument  temperature . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Mann Vs. Steyn: Mann Takes A Round

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Suck On It Mark Steyn

Climate scientist Michael Mann has finally filed his lawsuit:

Today, the case of Dr. Michael E. Mann vs. The National Review and The Competitive Enterprise Institute was filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Dr. Mann, a Professor and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, has instituted . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Suck On It Mark Steyn

DeSmogBlog: Daily Kos Climate Change SOS Blogathon Features Wide Range of Climate Hawk Voices

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Our friends over at Daily Kos are running an amazing Climate Change SOS Blogathon this week, featuring dozens of voices from the climate hawk community. Bill McKibben, Michael Mann, John Abraham, Rep. Ed Markey, A Siegel, Richard Heinberg, Heather Libby, Brad Johnson, Kelly Rigg and DeSmog's IT director Evan Leeson . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Daily Kos Climate Change SOS Blogathon Features Wide Range of Climate Hawk Voices

DeSmogBlog: Victory Declared For The Climate Science Denialists

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A VICTORY has been declared in the field of climate change but the lap of honour is not being run by research scientists or renewable energy bosses, or by coral reefs, drought-stricken farmers or the citizens of low-lying countries.

Rather, if you accept as valid this declaration of victory from one of . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Victory Declared For The Climate Science Denialists

DeSmogBlog: Affidavits in Michael Mann Libel Suit Reveal Astonishing Facts About Tim Ball Associate John O’Sullivan

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Affidavits filed in the British Columbia Supreme Court libel litigation brought by climate scientist Michael Mann against climate science denier Timothy Ball reveal that Ball's collaborator and self-styled "legal advisor" has misrepresented his credentials and endured some significant legal embarrassments of his own. 

The affidavits also reveal that . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Affidavits in Michael Mann Libel Suit Reveal Astonishing Facts About Tim Ball Associate John O’Sullivan

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Noted Climate Scientist Michael Mann Threatens Legal Action Against Far Right Scuzzbag With Fake English Accent Mark Steyn

The facebook entry is here, screen-capped below:

I’m not going to link to the defamatory stuff; it compares Mike Mann to Jerry Sandusky.  You can find it through the link.  Its about time somebody sued Mark Steyn.  He’s an evil shit, and his writings served as a philosophical foundation for mass murderer  Anders Behring Breivik.   . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Noted Climate Scientist Michael Mann Threatens Legal Action Against Far Right Scuzzbag With Fake English Accent Mark Steyn

DeSmogBlog: Scientists Tell US State Department Excluding Climate Impacts in Keystone XL Review ‘Neither Wise nor Credible’

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Ten of the nation’s top climate scientists penned a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today questioning why the State Department isn't considering the enormous climate change impacts of developing the Alberta tar sands in its review of the controversial Keystone XL export pipeline project. 

“At the moment, your . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Scientists Tell US State Department Excluding Climate Impacts in Keystone XL Review ‘Neither Wise nor Credible’

DeSmogBlog: Mann Handled: A Decade Ago, Conservatives Attacked a Scientist—And Created a Leader

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This is a review of The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars: Dispatches From the Front Lines, by Michael Mann.

I first became familiar with the name Michael Mann in the year 2003. I was working on what would become my book The Republican War on Science, and had learned of . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Mann Handled: A Decade Ago, Conservatives Attacked a Scientist—And Created a Leader

DeSmogBlog: The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

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Ever wonder why a blooming green energy industry has faced such harsh opposition? Now, as the old adage goes, "the cat's out of the bag."

The Guardian today revealed the network of fossil-funded groups coordinating the ongoing onslaught of attacks on renewable energy, particularly wind power. A memorandum passed to The Guardian from the Checks and . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: The Guardian Exposes Fossil Funded Groups Coordinating Renewable Energy Attacks

DeSmogBlog: A Call to Support Michael Mann

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I've been a great ally of my latest Point of Inquiry guest Michael Mann, and even called him a climate hero. I've blurbed his new book, saying the following:

"Although not initially of his own choosing, Michael Mann has been the most important, resilient, and outspoken warrior in the climate battle—responding to threats . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: A Call to Support Michael Mann

DeSmogBlog: Climategate victims chide Heartland double standard

A group of top-tier climate scientists who were victimized in the email theft known as Climategate has written to the Heartland Institute, sympathizing that the Institute is reading its own confidential documents in the public press, but chiding the "think tank" for how irresponsibly it dealt with the stolen emails.

In a letter printed in The . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Climategate victims chide Heartland double standard

DeSmogBlog: It’s a bird; it’s a hockey stick; it’s a faked document!

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Heartland response would be a useful PR tactic

The Climate Strategy that was emailed to the DeSmogBlog with a package of material from the Heartland Institute’s Jan. 17 Board of Directors meeting is serving as an excellent distraction from the legitimate issues raised in the other documents and reinforced by the . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: It’s a bird; it’s a hockey stick; it’s a faked document!