Category Archives: Attacks on Climate Science and Scientists

Introducing the Next Phase of Rick Piltz’s Climate Science Watch Program: Climate Science & Policy Watch

Today we are launching the next phase of Rick Piltz’s legacy program, which he outlined for GAP President Louis Clark and me before he passed away last fall. As you are likely well aware, in 2005 Rick courageously blew the … Continue reading

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Climate Science & Policy Watch: Continuing the Rick Piltz Legacy

As recent events in Florida clearly show, the issues around which Rick Piltz fought so passionately have not gone away. Instead, they still surface at an alarming rate. His timeless voice has never been more crucial, and the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is committed to continuing this fight in his name. A post from Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project and Michael Termini is Climate Science & Policy Watch Interim Director and GAP’s Corporate & Financial Accountability Deputy Director Continue reading

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Tribute to Rick Piltz by Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project

  Remarks delivered by Louis Clark, President of the Government Accountability Project on November 16, 2014 at the Piltz Memorial Service held at the World Wildlife Fund headquarters, Washington, D.C.

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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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