Michael Mann initiated a defamation lawsuit agains t the National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute some time ago, and it has been trudging along int he courts. Two very important decisions came down in the Washington DC Superior Court in Professor Mann's favor. I'm not going to try to describe this to you because there are others who know much more about these things than I do, but I encourage you to read Climate Science Watch's summary and update here: DC Court affirms Michael Mann's right to proceed in defamation lawsuit against National Review and CEI
It is interesting to see the climate change science denialists launching an attack on Climate Science Watch's post on defamation. They really seem to have no filter. More importantly, however, is that they, the climate science denialists, have no future. I think we are moving past that phase pretty quickly.
I am glad to see that he is fighting back. There has to be some way to stop all the lies and slander against good cimate scientists, or to make the liars face consequences.
They have no future, the denialists and the thing that irritates me the most is that they should know that there is such a great benefit to the economy in moving towards renewables and away from carbon-based depleting resources.
I hope they get to trawl through the emails of those groups as part of the discovery process. To see who put them up to it and who funded the defamation. Then perhaps the funders of AGW denialism could be held to account, and realistic damages be authorized by a jury, like a hundred billion dollars against the Kochs. I am sure that Michael Mann could put a few hundred billion to good use in climate mitigation.