Bam! Mike Mann Files Lawsuit against Defamatory Denialist National Review, CEI

October 23, 2012

Popcorn. yadda yadda.

Mike Mann’s Facebook announcement:

Lawsuit filed against The National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute 10/22/12

Today, the case of Dr. Michael E. Mann vs. The National Review and The Competitive Enterprise Institute was filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Dr. Mann, a Professor and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, has instituted this lawsuit against the two organizations, along with two of their authors, based upon their false and defamatory statements accusing him of academic fraud and comparing him to a convicted child molester, Jerry Sandusky. Dr. Mann is being represented by John B. Williams of the law firm of Cozen O’Connor in Washington, D.C. (

Dr. Mann is a climate scientist whose research has focused on global warming. In 2007, along with Vice President Al Gore and his colleagues of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for having “created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming.”

Nevertheless, the defendants assert that global warming is a “hoax,” and have accused Dr. Mann of improperly manipulating the data to reach his conclusions.

In response to these types of accusations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the National Science Foundation and seven other organizations have conducted investigations into Dr. Mann’s work, finding any and all allegations of academic fraud to be baseless. Every investigation—and every replication of Mann’s work—has concluded that his research and conclusions were properly conducted and fairly presented.

Despite their knowledge of the results of these many investigations, the defendants have nevertheless accused Dr. Mann of academic fraud and have maliciously attacked his personal reputation with the knowingly false comparison to a child molester. The conduct of the defendants is outrageous, and Dr. Mann will be seeking judgment for both compensatory and punitive damages.

It lives.


10 Responses to “Bam! Mike Mann Files Lawsuit against Defamatory Denialist National Review, CEI”

  1. mrsircharles Says:

    Excellent! One scientist who’s taking his time to sue these greedy lying bastards…

  2. prokaryotes Says:


    A scientist is a kind of Protective Angel for Humanity. Why? Simply because he lives and breathes for Truth.

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  5. Where’s the medieval warm period?

    This claims it’s not possible to know either way from lack of data

    but the IPCC disagreed before 1995

    I think the word is ‘uncertainty’, and as such is not fit for world usage as if an established fact.

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