Michael Mann, the Climategate Hockey Stick hero and the Director of the Earth System Science Center at Penn State, is threatening to file another libel lawsuit, this one against the National Review and its occasional commentator, Mark Steyn.
Mr. Mann apparently has his undies in a twist over Mark’s opinion piece that appeared on the NRO website on July 15th entitled Football and Hockey. With his usual scathing way with words, Mark drew a neat parallel in his article between Penn State’s cover up of the criminal activities of convicted pedophile, Jerry Sandusky, and the university’s fawning internal review of Mann’s climate research and charges of academic malfeasance. Not surprisingly, the university’s investigative team gave Mann the official Penn State imprimatur despite the fact that these insulated academic drones never questioned one witness nor reviewed any of Mann’s climate ‘science’ data.
Mr. Mark is right on target in questioning the validity of the university’s glad-handing of Michael Mann given Penn State’s penchant for circling the wagons.
Michael Mann was the man behind the fraudulent climate-change “hockey-stick” graph, the very ringmaster of the tree-ring circus. And, when the East Anglia emails came out, Penn State felt obliged to “investigate” Professor Mann. Graham Spanier, the Penn State president forced to resign over Sandusky, was the same cove who investigated Mann. And, as with Sandusky and Paterno, the college declined to find one of its star names guilty of any wrongdoing.
If an institution is prepared to cover up systemic statutory rape of minors, what won’t it cover up? Mark Steyn, National Review
Mann is also in the throes of another libel lawsuit against the popular climate scientist, Dr. Tim Ball who resides in Canada. But this Little Mann’s legal endeavors up north aren’t looking so very upbeat for the Hockey Stick Hawker.
That case isn’t going well for Mann because he appears to be stalling about complying with a court motion to hand over his hidden ‘dirty laundry’ metadata to courtroom scrutiny. The British Columbia Supreme Court, where the case is currently being heard, has the right to order Mann to reveal all such withheld data. If Mann persists in failing to comply, the court may find him in contempt and dismiss his case and award substantial damages in favor of Ball. JohnOSullivan
Who would have thought that a Penn State pedophile could have opened the Climategate cut yet again?
A Little Mann Spoof
(Mann also threatened to sue the creators of this video)