The fraud of Dr. Michael E Mann revealed
The importance of the Mann vs Steyn trial is hard to overmephasise
This graph, from the late 1990’s forms of the basis of all the assumptions of the IPCC and al the governments of the world.
It was also something that I have taken for granted for quarter-of-a century.
The last four year of the covid “plandemic” have given me cause to questions many of my own assumptions.
My research has demonstrated to me that the above could be more accurately illustrated in this way according to the late Tim Ball, of whom more later) .
I have become more sceptical and learned that the knowledge we have about climate is full of uncertainties as is the ability of humans to understand everything about the climate, especially with supercomputers that are dependant on the data that is put into them as well as the assumptions of those that are using them.
Today, I found this video discussion of what they call the “hockey stick trial”
THE MARK STEYN vs MICHAEL MANN TRIAL
After broadcaster and polemicist, Mark Steyn wrote a critical article in the National Review in 2012, comparing his university, Penn State’s whitewashing of one of their employees, Jerry Sandusky, who was convicted and sent to prison for abuse of minors with their whitewashing of Dr.Mann the originator of the hockey stick theory, Michael Mann has threatened to sue Steyn and his co-accused, Rand Simberg for defamation.
Like Sandusky’s criminal activities, the climate claims of Dr. Mann were mostly brushed under the rug by administrators at Penn State, where Mann taught at the time.
Both Steyn and Simberg, and other writers around the world, including even the Chronicle of Higher Education, drew the same analogy.
But Mann sued only the conservatives.
To give an idea of how long this has been going on see this 2015 video of a speech given by Mark Steyn.
Since then (almost 8 years) nothing had changed until now.
NOT A NOBEL LAUREAT!
In his filing against Steyn and Sinden, Mann said the following:
Almost to this day Mann has continued to claim to be a “Nobel Prize recipient” and a recent video says:
In fact, he is the only one to have this corrective from the Nobel Prize committee.
As well as from the IPCC:
When he was caught out in trial this week he was reported as saying it was “a mistake”
Clearly, all this has taken a massive toll on Mark Steyn’s health as he has had THREE heart attacks and is in a wheelchair.
When asked where he lives his response was that he lives wherever he had his last heart attack.
In rccent days he has been suffering greatly in a small, unventilated courtroom with temperatures up to 90F, something that is very risky for someone in Mr. Steyn’s state of health.
I can imagine that Dr. Mann, with what we know of his moral character, will be the first to rejoice if something happens to Mark Steyn in the course of the trial.
Michael Mann is not paying a penny for his army of lawyers
This was a shocker!
Stunning Testimony in the Mann v. Steyn Defamation Trial: Climate Alarmist Mann is Not Paying a Penny for his Army of Lawyers
An attorney for Simberg asked Dr. Mann how much Mann was paying for his attorneys and if Mann would have any legal debts from the case.
Michael Mann admitted that he hadn’t paid a penny for the several law firms representing him over the past 12 years or to the four lawyers (and several staff people) representing him at trial.
And Mann said he would have no legal debts from the case regardless of whether he won or lost.
The courtroom audience was stunned. Steyn and Simberg appeared shocked as well. By some accounts, Steyn has already spent several million dollars defending himself.
The admission by Mann begs the question of who is paying for Mann’s massively expensive lawfare defamation case against Steyn and Simberg. The trial is being closely watched by high-profile individuals and groups on all sides of the climate debate.
Bill Nye “The Science Guy” is visibly sitting in the audience, supporting Mann. Former Congresswoman and presidential candidate Michelle Bachman is also watching the trial, obviously supporting Steyn.
The above-mentioned Bill Nye was seen “chatting” to members of the jury during the recess, something that should be in itself to dismiss the case.
More evidence of Mann’s “neutrality”. It seems he only targets his political enemies - conservatives.
The late Tim Ball
If all this is happening to Mark Steyn spare a thought for the late Tim Ball.
A court in British Columbia dismissed Dr. Mann’s case against Tim Ball because Michael Mann refused (and refuses, to this day, to reveal the statistics that he used in developing the hockeystick for independent examination on the grounds that they are HIS, and he has “propietary rights”
Not only that but they granted Dr Ball, the defendant in the case full legal costs .
Dr.Mann’s response was to arrogantly claim the court has not found against him REFUSED to pay costs.
Dr. Tim Ball, who unlike Mann who, it transpires has never used a dime of his own money ended up bankrupt and his funeral in 2022 had to be crownfunded.
This is the man Dr. Mann described as a “human piece of shit” and only days ago (on MLK Day) compared to a “white supremacist”
An article from 2017
Penn State climate scientist, Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann commits contempt of court in the ‘climate science trial of the century.’ Prominent alarmist shockingly defies judge and refuses to surrender data for open court examination. Only possible outcome: Mann’s humiliation, defeat and likely criminal investigation in the U.S.
And this detailed article from 2019
The Supreme Court of British Columbia has dismissed Dr. Michael Mann’s defamation lawsuit against skeptical Canadian climatologist Dr. Tim Ball. Full legal costs were awarded to Dr. Ball, the defendant in the case.
Ball’s accusation against Mann was solidly based on the work of Canadian mathematician Steve McIntyre in attempting to reconstruct the Hockey Stick graph, and also on the so-called ClimateGate emails, released from the University of East Anglia (collaborators of Mann) in 2009.
McIntyre conclusively demonstrated, based on disclosures in the ClimateGate emails, that Mann had truncated data in generating the Hockey Stick in order to achieve the presentation that he wanted. But throughout the process of McIntyre trying to reconstruct his work, Mann flatly refused to share the data and methods that he had used to generate the graph.
Here is Stephen McIntyre:
This is what the Climategate emails say about Stephen McIntyre..
You can find Stephen McIntyre’s website HERE.
One can understand why Dr.Mann even now refuses to hand over the data.
These are from leaked emails from Climategate. The above Phil Jones, according to Wikepedia is still on the editorial board of the International Journal of Climatology from 1989 to 1994 and has been on the editorial board of Climatic Change since 2004.[
The people at East Anglia Climatic Research Unit were admitting amongst themselves what the sceptics have been saying:
The above represents only a small amount of what I have discovered. It is clear about who Dr.Mann is and indicates a high degree of fraud around the centrepiece of the assumptions that underpin everything we are told about climate change.
There are , I am sure, an absolute majority of scientists and climate change researchers who are doing their work diligently and without the fraud indicated by the above.
That, along with what I am learning about misrepresentation of the modern climate record is giving me some pause for thought.
However, you won’t find me reaching any rash conclusions about things that I am badly equipped to assess.