Michael Mann refuses to surrender data to court - contempt?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by WeToddDid2, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. WeToddDid2

    WeToddDid2

    Some excerpts below:

    Breaking: Fatal Courtroom Act Ruins Michael ‘Hockey Stick’ Mann

    http://principia-scientific.org/breaking-fatal-courtroom-act-ruins-michael-hockey-stick-mann/

    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.

    The defendant in the libel trial, the 79-year-old Canadian climatologist, Dr Tim Ball (above, right) is expected to instruct his British Columbia attorneys to trigger mandatory punitive court sanctions, including a ruling that Mann did act with criminal intent when using public funds to commit climate data fraud. Mann’s imminent defeat is set to send shock waves worldwide within the climate science community as the outcome will be both a legal and scientific vindication of U.S. President Donald Trump’s claims that climate scare stories are a “hoax.”

    As can be seen from the graphs below; Mann’s cherry-picked version of science makes the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) disappear and shows a pronounced upward ‘tick’ in the late 20th century (the blade of his ‘hockey stick’). But below that, Ball’s graph, using more reliable and widely available public data, shows a much warmer MWP, with temperatures hotter than today, and showing current temperatures well within natural variation.

    “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.”

    Mann’s now proven contempt of court means Ball is entitled to have the court serve upon Mann the fullest punishment. Contempt sanctions could reasonably include the judge ruling that Dr. Ball’s statement that Mann “belongs in the state pen, not Penn. State’ is a precise and true statement of fact. This is because under Canada’s unique ‘Truth Defense’, Mann is now proven to have wilfully hidden his data, so the court may rule he hid it because it is fake. As such, the court must then dismiss Mann’s entire libel suit with costs awarded to Ball and his team.

    Likely Repercussions for Science & Climate Policy

    A bitter and embarrassing defeat for the self-styled ‘Nobel Prize winner’ who acted as if he was the epitome of virtue, this outcome shames not only Michael Mann, but puts the climate science community in crisis. Many hundreds of peer-reviewed papers cite Mann’s work, which is now effectively junked. Despite having deep-pocketed backers willing and able to feed his ego as a publicity-seeking mouthpiece against skeptics, Mann’s credibility as a champion of environmentalism is in tatters.
     
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  2. In the opinion of many it is long overdue that they lock up Mann for fraud.

    I doubt whether this Canadian court extends to criminal sanctions, it is probably only focused on the civil part of a suit but could still order contempt of court jailing for failing to provide the documents.
     
  3. exGOPer

    exGOPer

  4. WeToddDid2

    WeToddDid2

  5. Mann is making out that the decision of the D.C. Court of Appeals will allow his defamation suit against the National Review, etc. to move forward as some type of big victory. How amusing.

    In reality this decision was expected by all parties, and the National Review is looking forward to going to trial. A trial will open a discovery phase where Mann will be required to hand-over all sorts of documents being sought by the defendants. These are the same documents that Mann has refused to hand-over to the Canadian court. In other word... these trials will eventually lead to Mann's public downfall.
     
  6. exGOPer

    exGOPer

    Your post is a question mark, I am pointing out that Mann keeps winning while the deniers live in hope.
     
  7. exGOPer

    exGOPer

    'In other words' you made up shit hoping that a Nazi defending rag like National Review could be right. Mann's work is independently verified while the Nazi Review is not even a science rag.
     
  8. Here4money

    Here4money

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  9. WeToddDid2

    WeToddDid2

    Did you read the article?

    According to the article Mann did commit contempt of court.

    “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.”
     
  10. exGOPer

    exGOPer

    Then why does your article title has a question mark?
     
    #10     Jul 6, 2017