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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:07 PM

Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming hockey stick, loses lawsuit

against climate skeptic, ordered to pay defendant’s costs."

This story makes me smile.

"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, prominently featured in the 2001 UN 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 doubt a tidy sum of money. News first broke in Wattsupwiththat, via an email Ball sent to Anthony Watt. Later, Principia-Scientific offered extensive details, including much background on the hockey stick.


The Canadian court issued it’s final ruling in favor of the Dismissal motion that was filed in May 2019 by Dr Tim Ball’s libel lawyers.

Not only did the court grant Ball’s application for dismissal of the nine-year, multi-million dollar lawsuit, it also took the additional step of awarding full legal costs to Ball. A detailed public statement from the world-renowned skeptical climatologist is expected in due course."

Balance of article at the link: https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/08/michael_mann_creator_of_the_infamous_global_warming_hockey_stick_loses_lawsuit_against_climate_skeptic_ordered_to_pay_defendants_costs.html

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Reply Michael Mann, creator of the infamous global warming hockey stick, loses lawsuit (Original post)
Muddling Through Aug 24 OP
Gunslinger201 Aug 25 #1
Muddling Through Aug 25 #2
DP46 Aug 26 #3
oflguy Aug 27 #4
Muddling Through Aug 27 #5
oflguy Aug 28 #6
Lumster Aug 28 #7

Response to Muddling Through (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 06:19 AM

1. If his Hockey Stick data nonsense was legit he would give it to anyone who asked

From another article:

What happened was that Dr. Ball asserted a truth defense. He argued that the hockey stick was a deliberate fraud, something that could be proved if one had access to the data and calculations, in particular the R2 regression analysis, underlying it. Mann refused to produce these documents. He was ordered to produce them by the court and given a deadline. He still refused to produce them, so the court dismissed his case.

It is a crock of poo and it stinketh

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 06:36 AM

2. Same as the Kellerman study regarding firearms in the home.

First indication it was a crock was when he wouldn't release his raw data. The scientific method requires that an experiment be capable of being repeated; if the raw data is not made available, that is not possible and the experiment is useless.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 04:33 PM

3. Last time I Googled the Kellerman Study, it had more corrections and fraud articles ...

... than the actual results of the study and it's slanted results.

Even Kellerman went back and tried to hide his slanted and phony "result" twice.

The only people that still believe in it are the Bloomberg ass slaves.

But the dumb fuck Gun Grabbers keep trying to quote the "... 43 times more likely" pseudo results, while conveniently overlooking the 2013 CDC study Obama ordered ... and promptly tried to bury the results.

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Response to Muddling Through (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 12:36 AM

4. climatologist

funny

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Response to oflguy (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 06:17 AM

5. I was particularly amused

by his response to critics of his chart.

An actual scientist would show their data and refute the criticism. His response was to sue for defamation; a clear indicator that he's an ideological hack and not a scientist.

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Response to Muddling Through (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 03:29 PM

6. If Mann is an expert on climate

I'm a midwife

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Response to Muddling Through (Original post)

Wed Aug 28, 2019, 04:17 PM

7. Michael Mann is a hockey puck.

What is he going to do now without his stick?

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