Tuesday, October 23, 2012


He is one of the climate scientists who have been viciously attacked by conservative denialists and finally had enough:
Penn State climate scientist files defamation suit
By Renee Schoof | McClatchy Newspapers
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012

WASHINGTON — Penn State University scientist Michael Mann, whose work showed that Earth’s temperatures have risen along with increased fossil fuel use, announced Tuesday he had filed a lawsuit against the conservative National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute for defamation, complaining that they falsely accused him of academic fraud and compared him to convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

The lawsuit, filed Monday in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, argued that the two conservative outlets and two writers named in the suit, Rand Simberg and Mark Steyn, “maliciously accused (Mann) of academic fraud, the most fundamental defamation that can be levied against a scientist and a professor.”
UPDATE: If you want to help efforts like this, you can make donations to the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund.

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