Does Mann Really Want All His Documents On Trial?

An interesting question posed by the NY Times. We’ll skip the part in how the threatened lawsuit by Michael Mann would somehow be like the Scopes evolution trial

Certainly, the idea of a courtroom review of the foundations of climate science —and of its professional standards and ethics —had immediate appeal when Dr. Mann announced his intention on his Facebook page.

But after months of legal wrangling to keep Virginia’s attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, from digging into his e-mails from his days at the University of Virginia, does Dr. Mann, now with Penn State, really want to open up his files to discovery motions from lawyers representing the National Review? What, then, was the point of beating back all those Freedom of Information Act requests?

What’s being referenced is Mann threatening to sue Rich Lowery and National Review for calling Mann’s hockey stick fraudulent. Lowry told Mann to “bring it on.”

Let’s face it, at the end of the day Mann will not sue. First of all, every time a globull warming suit has gone to court the Warmists have lost, in large part because they can’t prove their evidence. Mann will not want to go to court because he will be required to expose his raw data and methods, especially since they have been paid for primarily with taxpayer funds. He’d have to take the stand and be grilled. He does not want that in the least.

Climate Depot has an in depth look at the entire kefuffle.

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Comment by Gumball_Brains
2012-08-27 14:54:34

every time a globull warming suit has gone to court the Warmists have lost, in large part because they can’t prove their evidence.

Sadly, that is not true. Recall the recent court approval and re-approval that the EPA has the authority to control Carbon Dioxide as a pollutant.

science and truth be damned.

Comment by William Teach
2012-08-27 20:38:22

I was doing this on my Droid, and apparently what saved didn’t have the qualifiers about the suits being brought against companies by private citizens, such as the ones post-Katrina, which were dismissed, given up on, or the Warmist plaintiffs lost. So often they are extortion attempts.

Comment by Militant Catholic
2012-08-27 21:42:13

The best thing the common sense crowd can do is to keep hammering Mann. He is thin-skinned like Obama and lashes out whenever real scientists start getting to close to his lies. Putting this guy on trial would be fantastic for the Truth but I agree with PC – ain’t gonna happen. He’s scared to death to put his money where his mouth is. So for now, keep hammering him with facts because it drives him crazy.

Comment by john
2012-08-28 09:38:20

why is the arctic ice cap disapearing ?

Comment by Gumball_Brains
2012-08-28 09:43:48

underwater sea vents?
more pollution from China?
Windier storms?
or, maybe some cyclical pattern

Heck, we realists look at patterns and history.


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