Mike Mann Calls Out Slime-Vending “conservatives” at National Review

July 22, 2012

In response to the latest in vile and disgusting attacks on climate science and scientists, Paleo-Climate expert Mike Mann today served the once-long-ago-useful-now-ridiculous National Review with the letter demanding a retraction and apology.  The letter can be viewed below, or on Mike’s Facebook page, where you may choose to spread it around.

Part of the offensive piece, which compares Dr. Mann to sexual predator Jerry Sandusky,  is reproduced here.

This recent slime fest marks the latest in the long decline of what once was the brave attempt to build a respectable intellectual underpinning for modern conservatism. William F. Buckley, I’m quite sure, would puke.

The letter crafted by Dr. Mann’s attorney promises to “pursue all appropriate legal remedies”.

Get popcorn.

For anyone still not clear on the multiple exonerations of Dr. Mann and his colleagues of anything remotely resembling wrong doing in the trumped up nothing-burger called “climate gate”, video review is below.

 The first video unwinds the shameful distortion of out of context email texts.

Here an interview with Mann, and review of the disastrous, error and plagiarism ridden”Wegman report”, that is still cited by internet ignoramuses as some kind of authoritative  tome on climate science.

Finally, Mike’s own defense of his work, under oath, before congress.

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64 Responses to “Mike Mann Calls Out Slime-Vending “conservatives” at National Review”


  1. [...] far National Review has taken no action, and Mann has retained legal counsel who has issued a letter to National Review stating: "Needless to say, we intend to pursue all appropriate legal remedies on behalf of Dr. [...]


  2. How ironic that John O’Sullivan should mention “mendacious fraud,” since he would make an ideal “poster child” for that disreputable title. Here are just a few of Mr. O’Sullivan’s baldfaced lies and fraudulent claims:

    - That he is a lawyer.

    No, he isn’t and never was.

    - That he was employed by the British Columbia law firm Pearlman Lindholm as a legal consultant.

    Pearlman Lindholm attorney Michael Scherr informed the Law Society of British Columbia that O’Sullivan was NEVER employed by his firm.
    http://www.desmogblog.com/sites/beta.desmogblog.com/files/2012%2004%2019%20-%20Affidavit%201%20of%20Skolnick.pdf

    - That he is a widely published writer, with articles in and National Review and Forbes magazines.

    He never published any article in either periodical.

    - That he was representing Tim Ball in the “Vancouver Supreme Court.”

    In an email sent to fellow global warming deniers on April 26, 2012, Tim Ball “dissociated” himself from O’Sullivan and said he “never acted as [his] legal counsel.”
    http://www.aaskolnick.com/global_deniers/Skonlick_2nd_Affidavit.5.29.2012.pdf
    (BTW, O’Sullivan got the name of the court wrong. It’s the “Supreme Court of British Columbia.”)

    - That he earned his law degree from the University of Surrey.

    O’Sullivan never earned a law degree from any school recognized by any legitimate accrediting agency. At the time he claims he was studying law at the University of Surrey, he was actually earning a degree in art history at the West Surrey College of Art and Design.

    The only “law degree” he has is the one he bought in 2010 from the online diploma mill “Hill University,” which sells any degree in any field with promised “free delivery in just 15 days!”

    Indeed, in January 2010, O’Sullivan boasted on an online blog that he’s “self-taught” but “never lost in court” — which was another shameless lie.
    http://noconsensus.wordpress.com/2010/01/29/deep-black-hide-the-decline/#comment-19731

    In his self-published autobiographical novel, Summit Shock, O’Sullivan describes how he taught himself how to help his wife file her law claims using Google to find examples to copy and to look up legal terminology like “mandamus.”

    - That he successfully “litigated for more than a decade in New York and 2nd Federal District courts.”

    O’Sullivan has no record of successful litigation in any of these courts. He was never licensed to practice law in NY or any jurisdiction. While he did help his 2nd wife prepare filings in her sexual harassment suit against the NY State Department of Corrections, her case was dismissed with prejudice.

    - That he was a member of the American Bar Association.

    O’Sullivan was never a member of the ABA. Only lawyers licensed to practice in the United States can be ABA members. O’Sullivan had joined as an “associate,” which is open to non-lawyers who want to support the mission of the ABA. He then began falsely advertising himself as “a member of the American Bar Association,” until I blew the whistle on him in a letter to the general counsel of the ABA.

    - That he is a “retired academic.”

    Mr. O’Sullivan was employed as a high school art teacher until his career was destroyed by a sex scandal in 2003. He had been arrested and tried for sending dozens of obscene text messages to a 16-y-o girl, but was acquitted after his step-daughter testified she was the one who sent the obscene text messages. The judge said he was less than convinced by her testimony, but it raised enough doubt for O’Sullivan to be acquitted.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg of John O’Sullivan’s lies, fraud, and chicanery that are documented in the affidavits I submitted to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in the matter of Michael Mann vs. Tim Ball, et al.


  3. [...] far National Review has taken no action, and Mann has retained legal counsel who has issued a letter to National Review [...]


  4. [...] See here for my last summary of the current story. In response to the latest in vile and disgusting attacks on climate science and scientists, Paleo-Climate expert Mike Mann today served the once-long-ago-useful-now-ridiculous National Review with the letter demanding a retraction and apology.  The letter can be viewed below, or on Mike’s Facebook page, where you may choose to spread it around. [...]

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