Category Archives: Attacks on Climate Science and Scientists

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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Michael Mann defamation lawsuit -- calling on the judge to apply the law of the case doctrine

A new filing in climate scientist Michael Mann's defamation lawsuit against National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute would keep in place earlier rulings by the Court denying Defendants' motion to dismiss and move the case forward from there. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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DC Court of Appeals dismisses an appeal by Defendants in Michael Mann defamation lawsuit

On December 19 the District of Columbia Court of Appeals dismissed as moot an appeal by National Review and Competitive Enterprise Institute of the trial court's denial of a motion to dismiss, on the grounds that a motion to dismiss … Continue reading

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Federal Arctic scientist Charles Monnett vindicated in whistleblower case against Obama administration

Dr. Monnett, whose observations of drowned polar bears raised alarms about climate change, had filed a whistleblower complaint in the wake of a witch hunt investigation by the U.S. Interior Department's Inspector General. The case has been settled with a … Continue reading

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