“Dr Ball, by default, has substantiated his now famous assertion that Mann belongs “in the state pen, not Penn. State.” – John O’Sullivan
Michael Mann Faces Bankruptcy as his Courtroom Climate Capers Collapse
By John O’Sullivan
(Excerpts) – Massive counterclaims, in excess of $10 million, have just been filed against climate scientist Michael Mann after lawyers affirmed that the former golden boy of global warming alarmism had sensationally failed in his exasperating three-year bid to sue skeptic Canadian climatologist, Tim Ball. Door now wide open for criminal investigation into Climategate conspiracy.
Buoyed by Dr Ball’s successes, journalist and free-speech defender, Mark Steyn has promptly decided to likewise countersue Michael Mann for $10 million in response to a similar SLAPP suit filed by the litigious professor from Penn. State University.
Mann’s chief undoing in all such lawsuits is highlighted in a quote in Steyn’s latest counterclaim:
“Plaintiff continues to evade the one action that might definitively establish its [his science’s] respectability – by objecting, in the courts of Virginia, British Columbia and elsewhere, to the release of his research in this field. See Cuccinelli vs Rectors and Visitors of the University of Virginia…”
Steyn’s legal team, aware of the latest developments from Vancouver, have correctly adduced that Ball has effectively defeated Mann after the Penn. State pretender’s preposterous and inactive lawsuit against Ball was rendered dormant for failure to prosecute.
Under law, Mann’s prevarications, all his countless fudging and evasiveness in the matter, establishes compelling evidence that his motive was not to prove Ball had defamed him, but more likely a cynical attempt to silence fair and honest public criticism on a pressing and contentious government policy issue.
The fact Mann refused to disclose his ‘hockey stick’ graph metadata in the British Columbia Supreme Court, as he is required to do under Canadian civil rules of procedure, constituted a fatal omission to comply, rendering his lawsuit unwinnable. As such, Dr Ball, by default, has substantiated his now famous assertion that Mann belongs “in the state pen, not Penn. State.”
Anyone may now freely dismiss him (Mann) in the harshest terms as a junk scientist who shilled for a failed global warming cabal. Without fear of his civil legal redress, we may now refer to Mann for what he is: a climate criminal, a fraudster.
Dr Ball has destroyed the credibility of both the IPPC paleoclimate record (Mann’s ‘hockey stick’ graph ‘science’) and all those IPCC computer model ‘projections’ of a dangerously warming climate (Weaver’s ‘science’). And all achieved in the most important ‘peer reviewed’ venue possible – a government court of law.
By tenaciously and bravely defending his actions for three long years the mild-mannered septaugenarian (Dr Ball) has single-handedly proved that the very core of government climate science is junk. Thereby, this instance of ‘science on trial’ is no less significant, in the broadest sociatal context, as the infamous Scope’s Monkey Trial of 1925.
Dr Ball’s latest sensational book,”The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science;’ detailing the Climategate shenanigans, is a ‘must read’ as to culpability.
Thanks to Jeff Peterson, Martin Anding and Bill Sellers for this link
“‘Garbage in…garbage out’ data…collapses under court scrutiny,” says Bill.