Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming ‘hockey stick,’ loses lawsuit against climate skeptic, ordered to pay defendant’s costs

Updated and bumped. See updates below. Michael Mann, a climatologist at Penn State University, is the creator of the "hockey stick graph" that appears to show global temperatures taking a noticeable swing upward in the era when humanity has been burning fossil fuels and dumping CO2 into the atmosphere.  The graph was first published in 1998, was prominently featured in the 2001 U.N. Climate Report, and formed part of Al Gore's 2006 movie An Inconvenient Truth. The graph's methodology and accuracy have been and continue to be hotly contested, but Mann has taken the tack of suing two of his most prominent critics for defamation or libel.  One case, against Mark Steyn, is called by Steyn likely to end up in the Supreme Court.  But another case, against Dr. Tim Ball, was decided by the Supreme Court of British Columbia, with Mann's case thrown out, and him ordered to pay the defendant's legal costs, no...(Read Full Post)
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