Monday, October 07, 2019

Hockey-stick Mann is going to lose his ass

I linked to this before, there are updates at the end, including(from Technology.News)
Penn State climate scientist, Michael 'hockey stick' Mann commits contempt of court in the 'climate science trial of the century.' Prominent alarmist shockingly defies judge and refuses to surrender data for open court examination. Only possible outcome: Mann's humiliation, defeat and likely criminal investigation in the U.S.
Michael Mann, who chose to file what many consider to be a cynical SLAPP (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) libel suit in the British Columbia Supreme Court, Vancouver six long years ago, has astonished legal experts by refusing to comply with the court direction to hand over all his disputed graph's data. Mann's iconic hockey stick has been relied upon by the UN's IPCC and western governments as crucial evidence for the science of 'man-made global warming.' (snip) The negative and unresponsive actions of Dr Mann and his lawyer, Roger McConchie, are expected to infuriate the judge and be the signal for the collapse of Mann's multi-million dollar libel suit against Dr Ball. It will be music to the ears of so-called 'climate deniers' like President Donald Trump and his EPA Chief, Scott Pruitt.

Mann's been trying to spin this as no big deal; he's lying.


Anonymous said...

Now what to do about the rabid raging masses of mislead misinformed acolytes?
-tallow pot

A Texan said...

Of course, this assumes we still have some rule of law in operation. It's not a sure thing sometimes.

Speaking or rabid masses, some of them happen to have college degrees even in science or engineering. I've met Phd's that believe in AGW and then have a 100 mile round trip commute to their suburban monstrosity for a couple of people.