Category Archives: Attacks on Climate Science and Scientists

R.I.P. Rick Piltz

The founder and director of Climate Science Watch, Rick Piltz, passed at 2:46 a.m. on Saturday, 18 October 2014. In the spring of 2005, Rick resigned from his position with the Coordination Office of the U.S. Global Change Research Program to protest … Continue reading

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Michael Mann DC Appeals Court brief lays out defamation case and seeks to move toward trial

In a brief filed today in the DC Court of Appeals as part of his defamation lawsuit against the National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute, Michael Mann once again argued his case and requested that the Court proceed to … Continue reading

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Press groups file amici curiae brief in 'Mann v. Steyn' defamation lawsuit

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and 26 other organizations filed an amici curiae brief on August 11 with the DC Court of Appeals in Michael Mann's defamation lawsuit against the Competitive Enterprise Institute and the National Review … Continue reading

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Virginia Supreme Court rejects ATI's demand for climate scientist's email

The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected the American Tradition Institute's demand for email correspondence between former University of Virginia climate scientist Michael Mann and his colleagues. In upholding a higher education research exclusion from freedom of information access in this … Continue reading

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Support the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund

To protect scientists from the threat of politically motivated attacks, the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund needs to raise $80,000 to step up its effectiveness in providing legal resources to the climate science community.

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Michael Mann motion to dismiss Mark Steyn's counter-suit via DC court anti-SLAPP provision

In the Michael Mann v. National Review et al. defamation lawsuit, Mann has filed a "Motion to Dismiss Counterclaims of Counter-Plaintiff Mark Steyn Pursuant to the D.C. Anti-SLAPP Act". A memorandum in support of Mann's motion says: "Steyn's counterclaims lack … Continue reading

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More on Mann v. National Review et al.

Following up on our recent post on Michael Mann's defamation lawsuit against National Review et al., we note this: Mann Vs. Steyn: Steve McIntyre Weighs In,  in response to an item posted by the Volokh Conspiracy, a 'libertarian' online legal issues blog at … Continue reading

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Setting the record straight on misleading claims against Michael Mann

Attempts to discredit Prof. Mann and confuse the facts about his defamation lawsuits keep popping up and circulating in the blogosphere. Here we comment on issues pertaining to the conclusions of the Muir Russell investigation, Mark Steyn's response and counterclaims, … Continue reading

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Defendants' appeal in Michael Mann defamation case further delays discovery process

Defendants Competitive Enterprise Institute and Rand Simberg have appealed Judge Weisberg's denial of their motion to dismiss. One effect of this latest move is to further delay movement to the discovery phase of the lawsuit.

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The assault on knowledge: more on anti-science policymaking in Canada

“Scientists across the country are expressing growing alarm that federal cutbacks to research programs monitoring areas that range from climate change and ocean habitats to public health will deprive Canadians of crucial information,” reports CBC-TV’s fifth estate (video below). “What … Continue reading

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