UPDATE 07/06/2017: Upon further investigation, it is looking like the Principia Scientific article cited below is not true. A review of the website’s archives shows a 2014 article states that Dr. Tim Ball won Mann’s lawsuit against him during that time as well. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Not only is Penn State climate scientist Michael Mann suing author Mark Steyn, he is also suing Climatologist Dr. Tim Ball in Canada. The thrust of Mann’s lawsuit is a remark Dr. Ball made that Mann belonged in the state pen and not Penn State. According to Principia Scientific International, despite being ordered by a judge to do so, Mann refuses to turn over data related to his scientific work for court examination.
Due to Mann’s contempt of court, Dr. Ball is expected to instruct his attorneys to activate mandatory, punitive court sanctions and request a ruling that Mann did act with criminal intent when using public funds to conduct climate fraud. Mann filed his lesser known suit against Ball six years ago in the British Columbia Supreme Court located in Vancouver.
Since filing his lawsuit, Principia reveals, Mann has refused to comply with the court’s order to turn over all of the data including his investigations related to his hockey stick chart that have been the basis of environmentalist claims about humans being the cause of climate change. Mann and his lawyer’s conduct are expected to draw the ire of the judge overseeing the case. The end result will, most likely, be a collapse of Mann’s case against Dr. Ball. Ball is quoted as saying:
Michael Mann moved for an adjournment of the trial scheduled for February 20, 2017. We had little choice because Canadian courts always grant adjournments before a trial in their belief that an out of court settlement is preferable. We agreed to an adjournment with conditions. The major one was that he [Mann] produce all documents including computer codes by February 20th, 2017. He failed to meet the deadline.
Not only is Michael Mann’s reputation ruined, these latest events would be a major blow to climate science work that has based its findings on Dr. Mann’s research. By being in contempt of court for refusing to turn over his data sets, would jeopardize the credibility of Mann’s research too. Imagine most (if not all) of the studies done based on Mann’s chart are now invalidated resulting from his actions since it directly shows Mann is also not confident of the accuracy of his research. Did Mann think his studies would not be brought up? If not, he was stupid and Mann can now be open to a criminal investigation in the United States.
It did not help climate alarmists and environmentalists that they decided to resort to resort to using sloppy research of scientists, like Michael Mann, and attempt to change certain aspects of their studies in order to make them fit the theory. Consequently, environmentalists can use studies culminated by their scientific allies to lobby for rules curbing fossil fuel emissions or any other human activity. Now they can no longer do so and Michael Mann will be in even deeper trouble than when he started.