Climate scientist Tim Ball is being sued by climate scientist Michael Mann for alleged defamatory remarks…
Prof Claims Climate-Denier Defamed Him
By DARRYL GREER
VANCOUVER, B.C. (CN) – A Pennsylvania State University professor claims climate-change denier Timothy Ball defamed him in an interview published by the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, a Winnipeg-based think tank.
Michael Mann, a professor in Penn State’s meteorology department and director of the university’s Earth Systems Science Center, claims that Ball defamed him when he said that Mann “should be in the State Pen, not Penn State,” for his alleged role in the so-called climate gate email tussle.
Maybe Dr. Ball ought to sue the author of the article for calling him a “climate-change denier.” Tim Ball is not a “climate-change denier;” he is a climate scientist who disagrees with the so-called scientific consensus regarding anthropogenic global warming. The phrase “climate-change denier” is a pejorative designed to harm the reputation of the target.
Well… Just a few years ago, NASA’s top climate “scientist”, James Hansen called for the imprisonment of people like me – oil industry scientists who disagree with him…
Put oil firm chiefs on trial, says leading climate change scientist
Ed Pilkington in New York
The Guardian, Monday 23 June 2008
James Hansen, one of the world’s leading climate scientists, will today call for the chief executives of large fossil fuel companies to be put on trial for high crimes against humanity and nature, accusing them of actively spreading doubt about global warming in the same way that tobacco companies blurred the links between smoking and cancer.
If Mann prevails in his suit, maybe I should sue Hansen…
And maybe Dr. Pat Michaels should sue Mann…
LETTERS DECEMBER 31, 2009
Science Journals Must Be Unpolluted by Politics
In his Dec. 18 op-ed “How to Manufacture a Climate Consensus,” Patrick J. Michaels of the Cato Institute falsely claims that work by him (and other fossil-fuel-funded climate change contrarians) has been unfairly blocked by me and others from appearing in mainstream science journals because the peer review process is supposedly biased against climate science deniers.
Michael E. Mann
Professor, Meteorology Department
Penn State University
Director, Penn State Earth System Science Center
University Park, Pa.
Editor’s note: Several weeks ago, we invited Mr. Mann to write a feature explaining his email exchanges that were revealed as part of the University of East Anglia Climatic Research Unit’s document disclosure. He declined.
Dr. Michaels is not a “climate science denier;” he is a climate scientist who disagrees with the so-called scientific consensus regarding anthropogenic global warming. The phrase “climate science denier” is a pejorative designed to harm the reputation of the target.
When the sort of methods employed by Dr. Mann in the construction of his “hockey stick,” like “Mike’s Nature Trick,” are used in the mining and oil & gas industries, people get sued, get investigated by the SEC and sometimes go to prison.
It’s outrageous enough that academic and gov’t scientists can legally engage in activities that would be called fraud in the private sector… But it is totally unacceptable when those academic and gov’t scientists call for legal action against private sector scientists who try to alert the public about the essentially fraudulent activity.
Read more here…
Top Climate Skeptic Seeks Help in Double-barrel Courtroom Shootout
By John O. Sullivan
Esteemed climate scientist, Tim Ball faces two costly courtroom libel battles. Here he reveals his concerns and appeals for help with his legal fees.
Dr. Tim Ball is widely recognized as one of Canada’s first qualified climate scientists and has long been one of the most prominent skeptics taking a stand on corruption and unethical practices. Two exponents of the global warming scare Ball has targeted, professors Michael Mann and Andrew Weaver, are now suing him for libel.
Many suspect the David Suzuki Foundation is funding Vancouver libel specialist, Roger D. McConchie who is representing both Weaver and Mann against Ball. Suzuki is reported as wanting skeptics like Ball “put in prison.”
Contributions to Dr. Ball’s legal defense can be made through his website… LINK
In the interest of full disclosure, I was approached my John O’Sullivan, on behalf of Dr. Ball, back in December, about participating in their next book project.