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Court Rules Climate Scientist Can Pursue Defamation Claims Against Critics

Leading climate scientist Michael Mann will see his defamation lawsuit against writers who called him the “Jerry Sandusky of climate science,” amongst other accusations, move forward thanks to an appeals court ruling on Thursday.

Mann is the director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University and is well-known for his iconic “hockey stick” graph of modern global temperature rise.He is routinely criticized and even threatened for his research linking climate change to human activities such as the burning of fossil fuels.

Source: Court Rules Climate Scientist Can Pursue Defamation Claims Against Critics

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