The following is based on the legal opinions of John O’Sullivan
and Michael Scherr
In what many regard as the definitive test of global warming science prominent climatologists on either side of the debate are set to fight each other in a Canadian courtroom.
Appearing at the British Columbia Supreme Court in Vancouver is American climatologist, Dr. Michael Mann suing defendant, Canadian climatologist Dr. Timothy Ball, for accusing him of scientific fraud. One of Canada’s most prominent libel lawyers, Roger D. McConchie, will be prosecuting not one, but two such libel cases against 72-year-old Ball, a retired professor. In a separate defamation suit Andrew Weaver, a Canadian climate modeler, is also suing Dr. Ball.
Courtroom Showdown Can Kill Climate Alarm & Carbon Tax Policies
The implications for international policymakers from these two lawsuits may be huge. Dr. Mann has long been a key figure in the climate alarmist camp. Mann’s ‘hockey stick’ graph became the icon of the science that galvanized world political leaders to accept that modern global temperatures were unusually high and dangerously rising.
Dr. Ball is without doubt among the top tier of skeptic scientists denouncing unproven claims man-made global warming. No one has spoken more bravely or eruditely. Ball has repeatedly been critical of Mann’s infamous graph created using secret data. Ball has also criticized Weaver’s computer models.