Tim Ball update

Richard Littlemore has the Calgary Herald‘s
Statement of Defence against Tim Ball’s lawsuit.

Best bit:

  1. The Defendants (the Calgary Herald) state that the Plaintiff (Ball) never held a reputation in the scientific community as a noted climatologist and authority on global warming. The particulars of the Plaintiff’s reputation are as follows:

(a) The Plaintiff has never published any research in any peer-reviewed scientific journal which addressed the topic of human contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming;

(b) The Plaintiff has published no papers on climatology in academically recognized peer-reviewed scientific journals since his retirement as a Professor in 1996;

(c) The Plaintiff’s credentials and credibility as an expert on the issue of global warming have been repeatedly disparaged in the media; and

(d) The Plaintiff is viewed as a paid promoter of the agenda of the oil and gas industry rather than as a practicing scientist.

As Littlemore says: ouch.


  1. #1 Lurker
    January 11, 2007

    I hope Timmy Ball doesn’t throw in the towel. It would be a real treat to witness Timmy defend his “credentials” on the stand.

  2. #2 John Cross
    January 11, 2007

    I also like the part where they say:

    The Plaintiff is a member of the Friends of Science, a group dedicated to discrediting mainstream scientific beliefs and theories regarding the contribution of human sourced greenhouse gases to global warming.

    They sure live up to their name!

  3. #3 Manboy
    January 11, 2007

    Timball : Very good performance. Please stick with the case ’til the Bitter End so that the PiƱata will be produced forth many times for everyone’s enjoyment !

  4. #4 Dano
    January 11, 2007

    I, personally, thingk Tim Ball is a parody character in some person’s performance art, acted out on The Internets (that some on the right still asserts Gore created).