AGW golden boy Michael Mann faces bankruptcy

“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

Mann_arrest_photo(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.

See entire article: -capers-collapse.html

Thanks to Jeff Peterson, Martin Anding and Bill Sellers for this link

“‘Garbage in…garbage out’ data…collapses under court scrutiny,” says Bill.

24 thoughts on “AGW golden boy Michael Mann faces bankruptcy”

  1. But didn’t Penn State do an investigation and cleared Mann of any wrong doing. Oh wait. Isn’t this the same Penn State that covered up a child criminal sex abuse crime for years?

    • The Penn State investigations are not about “coverups,” in spite of what you rather sensationally suggest, they are along the same line that every one of these faux scientists – and educational institutions for that matter – such as the ship of fools, are after – buckets of green, and that isn’t eco-green but long green. No institution will turn its back on “donations and grants,” no matter how ethical it would be to do so. Principals died when, as Eisenhower suggested, science and study were hijacked by government grants, and in the case of the football program, trying to insure that affluent alumni had plenty to cheer about. Morality was, along with truth, always the first fatalities. With the help of such notable fools as Dr. Spock and a host of “shrinks,” we have raised generations of spoiled, immoral and unethical “me firsters.” We have “PCed” ourselves into irrelevance. the concept of the “great American melting pot, where everyone came to become ‘Americans’ has defracted into a bickering, whining group of people that holler long and loud, if you so much as look cross eyed at them, “you’re bullying me, my life has been ruined!”

      Sadly, those that say “there are too many humans in the world today,” are being proved correct. Not that the world can’t support the population we have and still have plenty of room for diversity – it can if properly managed – but because too many of the spoiled, modern westerns are actually walking, talking, wastes of good protein.

    • uh huh which says not a lot for their ethics and standards does it?
      Its been obvious all along his data if? he had anything at all worth calling that? was on the dodgy side, or else he’d have been out printing it off to shut anyone asking serious questions up.
      put up or shut up..basically and he wont do either.
      More Power to Steyn and people CAN donat to assist him funding his legal challenge, WUWT has a link on their coverage of this issue. I gather its not a direct fund thing he hasnt set one up, but you can buy and then simply not cash in a gift certificate:-)

  2. Oh Yeah !! This makes me damn proud to live in British Columbia.

    I can’t believe that after all these years Mann is still hiding his hockey stick data. I believe it will prove that global warming is Mann-made.

  3. I followed the link to the original story and, after reading a bunch of the commentary on it, including links to posts by Steve McIntyre on other sites, found that there is apparently a bunch of wishful thinking involved. Both court cases are apparently very much alive and are being funded by green organizations with very deep pockets, set up for the specific purpose of using the courts to bludgeon ‘skeptics’ into submission and/or bankruptcy. The green organizations are in turn apparently fronts set up by individuals with even deeper pockets who support a variety of other progressive causes in addition to the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming crusade.

    For those interested in the goings on in the Mann/Steyn case, Dr. Curry has an active post on the subject on her blog:

    including 714 (and counting) comments.

  4. Uh huh. It’s hard to believe that Mann would put himself through all of this if he has any meaningful data to disclose. Trying to prove some point about whether he has to produce his data simply isn’t worth $10 million in lawsuits. The guy is a con mann, and it’s another nail in the coffin of AGW.

    It remains to be seen how much help he will get from his climate crony backers and whether this thing will get much exposure in the mainstream media, but a conviction for fraud would be appropriate. It’ll be another black mark on Penn
    State. Wasn’t it Penn State that did their own internal audit and said something to the effect that Mann was a fine upstanding academic because he had brought in so much research money? If I was an alumnus there I’d be screaming for heads to roll.

  5. Like Count Dracula, these vicious, brain-dead “Global Warming” phonies can’t stand exposure to the light of day. Mann should be manacled. Take him away in a chain gang of co-conspirators led by President Obozo and Secretary of State John “Swiftboat” Kerry! They can burn copies of “The New York Times” to warm their cells.

  6. The “infamous” Scopes Monkey Trial is not a good comparison, because the Monkey Trial was, in fact, a publicity stunt staged by the town of Dayton, Tennessee to create a sensational trial and attract a paying crowd of suckers into town, which did in a spectacular fashion. The play “Inherit the Wind,” based on the trial is utter BS, and if it were true to life would have been a comedy rather than the lugubrious mess that it is.

  7. I could never comprehend how splicing together two unrelated proxy data sets – an unnatural, artificial, manmade FrankenGraph – would ever enjoy credibility in scientific circles.

    This fabrication – this Hockey Stick mental masterbation – which would have been laughed out of any Junior High School Science Lab decades ago was, and still is, incredibly embaced by a cabal of PhDs.

    It is mind-boggling that one pine cone bristle from the Yamal Peninsula (YAD061) to the total exclusion of trillions of other pine cone bristles around the world would be the entire basis of this fraud.

    Can a legal defense fund for Michael Mann, forcibly drained from the American taxpayer, be far behind?

  8. Mann probably expects The AlGore to come to his legal/financial rescue after providing the AGW vehicle that made Gore tens of millions of dollars.
    Unfortunately, he is about to find out (like Alec Baldwin and Piers Morgan just did) that once you’ve done your bit and are no longer useful to the Totalitarian Left, you will be discarded into history’s trashcan while they cultivate the next useful idiot.
    You chose your side, had your 15 minutes, and are about to be disposed of. All it cost you was your integrity and…well, everything else now.

  9. John Kerry: “Terrorism, epidemics, poverty, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction–all challenges that know no borders. The reality is that climate change ranks right up there with every single one of them.”

    Q:Whats the difference between the challenges listed and Climate Change ?

    A:Climate Change is not man made.

  10. Actually Dr Ball’s suit is still in Disclosure. So that part is unfortunately untrue.

    However Mark has a counter-suit against Mikey.

    Please go to

    To buy stuff or gift certificates to help support Mark. If you have no use for the certificates you can always send them to Mikey. (Large Grin, snicker guffaw)

  11. This deserves a bump, This is also a foot in the door in any country as they are all connected as a group working tougher. So yeah it can reach over international borders to a civil or criminal court law in another country.

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