Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nobel laureate sues ungrateful science deniers

Nobel Peace Prize Certificate that Mann displays in his office.
The certificate is not from the Nobel Peace Committee. 

It seems that global warming fraud Michael ('hide the decline') Mann is suing folks who told the truth about the global warming hoax and Mann's central role in it.

Mann's press release:

Lawsuit filed against The National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute 
Today, the case of Dr. Michael E. Mann vs. The National Review and The Competitive Enterprise Institute was filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Dr. Mann, a Professor and Director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University, has instituted this lawsuit against the two organizations, along with two of their authors, based upon their false and defamatory statements accusing him of academic fraud and comparing him to a convicted child molester, Jerry Sandusky. Dr. Mann is being represented by John B. Williams of the law firm of Cozen O'Connor in Washington, D.C. (

Dr. Mann is a climate scientist whose research has focused on global warming. In 2007, along with Vice President Al Gore and his colleagues of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for having "created an ever-broader informed consensus about the connection between human activities and global warming."...

Hmmm... so Mann, who claims that his science is honest, claims to be a Nobel Laureate.

Fact checkers at emailed the Nobel committee to verify:

Geir Lundestad, Director, Professor, of The Norwegian Nobel Institute emailed me back with the following:

1) Michael Mann has never been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. 
2) He did not receive any personal certificate. He has taken the diploma awarded in 2007 to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (and to Al Gore) and made his own text underneath this authentic-looking diploma. 
3) The text underneath the diploma is entirely his own. We issued only the diploma to the IPCC as such. No individuals on the IPCC side received anything in 2007. 
Lundestad goes on to say that, “Unfortunately we often experience that members of organizations that have indeed been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize issue various forms of personal diplomas to indicate that they personally have received the Nobel Peace Prize. They have not.” 
So it would appear that not only did Mann not get awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, but that the “text underneath the diploma is entirely his own.” This calls into further questions of what else may not be factual in the legal suit over the highly publicized hockey-stick graph and defamation suit.

So Dr. Mann fabricates a claim to have won the Nobel Peace Prize in his press release announcing a lawsuit against people who claim that he fabricates things.

Should be an interesting discovery process. Finally, we'll get to read all of the emails.


  1. Finally, we'll get to read all of the emails.

    Highly doubtful. Discovery isn't a fishing expedition.

    1. Yea, it is. If I'm sued for malpractice, everything I do or write regarding the case is discoverable.

      The best defense to defamation is truth, and the defense has the right to discover if fraud took place, as the defendants claim it did. That means they have the power to search for fraud.

      Should be interesting.

    2. No, it isn't. Your grasp of the law is as amatuerish as your grasp of climate science. To be discoverable, something must be reasonably calculated to lead to admissible evidence. The "e-mails" don't meet even that lax standard.

    3. Why would anyone expect Egnor to get anything outside his own field right? He doesn't understand law, climate science, physics, artificial intelligence, or philosophy... The list is endless.