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At the turn of the century, Michael E Mann’s “climate change” hockey stick was the world’s most famous and instantly recognizable scientific graph, tirelessly promoted by UN propagandists and mailed by governments around the world to each of their citizens as the pretext for whatever warmist boondoggle they had in mind. The hockey stick is a crock – but Mann likes to sue if you point that out, and enviable sinecures such as the high office of personal climatologist to Jessica Alba have ensured he has apparently bottomless pockets.
Nevertheless, a few weeks ago, the indefatigable Anthony Watts broke the news that Dr Tim Ball had prevailed in Mann’s defamation suit against him. As many of you know, the climate mullah’s other defamation suit – against yours truly – is currently in its eighth year in the constipated bowels of the District of Columbia court system. So I was interested to learn the disposition of the Mann vs Ball case, now in its ninth year. Mann had sued Ball for reprising an old joke that the guy belonged in the state pen rather than Penn State. Jessica Alba doesn’t diss him like that, and Doctor Fraudpants sees no reason why anyone else should be allowed to.
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Well, Mann’s suit is now well and truly dead. Unfortunately, the Honourable Mr Justice Giaschi of the British Columbia Supreme Court did not issue a written decision but ruled from the bench – which I always enjoy if I happen to be in the room, but which otherwise means you have to wait until the court stenographer types it all out. Which he or she has now done.
In the meantime, Doctor Fraudpants issued his own response to His Lordship’s decision, denying he had lost at all, no way, no how:
There have been some wildly untruthful claims...
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