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Quote of the week: The link between ‘defending Michael Mann is defending climate science’ seems to have been broken

Mark Steyn writes: [Tuesday] marked a not unimportant court deadline in the upcoming Mann vs Steyn trial of the century, and I wouldn’t want to let it pass without comment. Ever since this tedious suit was launched by Doctor Fraudpants in defense of his global-warming hockey stick, Michael Mann’s supporters have insisted that it’s not,…

AskDrMann! PennFuture’s 9/17 Twitter chat with climate scientist Michael Mann (@MichaelEMann )

Check this out: PennFuture is hosting a Twitter chat with renowned Penn State climate scientist (and our good friend!) Michael Mann aka @MichaelEMann on Wednesday, September 17, from 2pm-3pm EDT. Use the hashtag #AskDrMann to participate. You won’t wanna miss it! Mann has been at the forefront of the climate change conversation over the past…

[TIFF '14 Review] Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Your Skin Crawl In ‘Nightcrawler’!

LA’s dark side has long been a fascination for filmmakers. Artists such as Michael Mann (Collateral) and David Lynch (Lost Highway) have used the City of Angeles as a predominant character on more than one occasion. Most recently it played the central role in David Cronenberg’s seedy and often shocking Hollywood satire Map to the […]

Michael Mann caught telling a ‘porky’ to the court (again) in legal filings

After being caught out claiming he was a “Nobel Prize recipient” in his original complaint (then having to retract it), it seems Mann and his lawyers just don’t have the good sense to know when to stop. In this case Mann has been “hoisted by his own petard”. His very own words condemn him. Again.…

Copernicus @andyhowell loves NIGHTCRAWLER @tiff14

It is all in the headline and the big brain's review! Read the full article on AICN Take the gruesome, action-satire of Paul Verhoeven, the allure of the city after dark of Michael Mann, the subject matter and 70s adult drama sensibility...Show More Summary

The Consensus on Climate Change From 97 Experts!!!

This is a big thing. Starting just now, 97 different top experts on climate change, starting with Michael Mann (author of this book), one per hour, will have a say about the consensus. This is being run by Skeptical Science. From John Cook’s post at The Guardian, Research has shown that when people are aware…

Awww… Mike Mann’s summer vacation was ruined by the ‘spectre of climate change’

“Hockey stick” conjurer Michael Mann’s recent article bemoaned how, even on vacation, he couldn’t get away from his work. He traveled to Glacier National Park and was confronted with the “spectre of climate change” in the form of melting glaciers. Climatologist David Legates, on the other hand, points out that those glaciers have been melting…

Toronto: Kyle Mann, Michael Risley Start Drive Productions

EXCLUSIVE: Toronto is a good place to launch movies, and also to hatch companies aiming to become players in the indie space. Capote producer Kyle Mann and Revolution #9 producer and high net worth entrepreneur Michael Risley have done the latter. Show More Summary

Mann’s New Memorandum

Michael Mann’s reply brief in the Court of Appeals has been posted here. Its main points are very similar to their reply memoranda of January 2013 (to CEI; near identical to NR) Some comments have been accumulating on an unrelated topic. Please comment on this thread. I’ll try to write something over the next couple […]

Venice Spotlight: Ami Canaan Mann On ‘Jackie & Ryan’

Since she is the daughter of iconic filmmaker Michael Mann, it seems surprising that director Ami Canaan Mann's first screenplay would focus on a modern day train jumper musician who sneaks onto freight cars, armed with guitar and sterno...Show More Summary

Exclusive Venice Clip: The Vibrant Bluegrass Music In Ami Canaan Mann’s ‘Jackie & Ryan’

EXCLUSIVE: Having screened earlier today at the Venice Film Festival and premiering tomorrow night, Jackie & Ryan, is the third feature from director Ami Canaan Mann (daughter of Michael Mann), which follows a train hopper, Ryan (British actor Ben Barnes), who is set on becoming a musician during the millennium's recession in Utah. Show More Summary

Michael Mann’s special purpose Hockey Stick filter has been exposed

Jean S writes at Climate Audit: As most readers are aware, and stated in my post few hours after (ClimateGate) CG broke out, Mike’s Nature trick was first uncovered by UC here. He was able to replicate (visually perfectly) the smooths of MBH9x thereby showing that the smooths involved padding with the instrumental data. The…

EPA on Mann’s “Fraud” Invective

Michael Mann, now feigning sensitivity towards Mark Steyn’s use of the word “fraudulent”, used identical language in the Climategate emails against critics without the slightest compunction. Mann’s hypocrisy has been widely noted. Unpublicized thus far is a discussion by EPA, in which EPA concluded that Mann’s accusations of “scientific fraud” were within the scope of […]

What’s wrong with climate activism and some climate scientists in one ugly nutshell

We’ve seen instances of this before – wishing disaster upon humanity so that it can be used for climate propaganda. However, this tweet from Greg Blanchette sent to the attention of Michael Mann and “get a vasectomy to save the … Continue reading ?

Why Michael Mann’s Defamation Suit Against Climate Denialists Is the Right Move

Dr. Michael Mann, one of the country’s leading climate scientists, has been harassed, threatened, and berated for his views that human actions are contributing to global climate change. But not just from anonymous commenters on websites — from leading publications like the National Review Online. After being compared to Jerry Sandusky and having the credibility […]

Mann v Steyn: If This Trial Ever Goes Ahead Global Warming Is Toast

Mark Steyn has published his latest brief in his protracted court case with discredited climate scientist Michael Mann (who is suing him for libel) and it's a corker. Here's a sample: The audacity of the falsehoods in Mann's court pleadings is breathtaking. Show More Summary

Larry Clifton on Michael Mann’s Suit: Nope, wrong, sorry.

Larry Clifton has suggested that Michael Mann’s law suit against the Competitive Enterprise Institute is ruining it for everyone, and a lot of his right wing conservative friends agree. But they are all wrong, so wrong that one wonders how they could be so wrong. It smells to me like willful ignorance. For people who…

Hopefully Dr. Michael E. Mann Doesn't Sue Me for This Column

Trevor Burrus The battle over climate-change science is heating up, so to speak, and it has moved to the courts. The defamation lawsuit brought by climatologist Dr. Michael E. Mann — one of the creators of the famed “hockey-stick graph”...Show More Summary

Two developments in suits against bloggers

Many organizations and individuals have now filed amicus briefs in the case filed by climate scientist Michael Mann against bloggers, journalists and a think tank (the Competitive Enterprise Institute) that had published or linked to hostile commentary about him. Show More Summary

Steyn’s scorching new legal brief on the Michael Mann ‘defamation’ case

Mark Steyn has submitted an amicus curiae brief in the CEI/National Review -vs- Mann and it has some interesting language. Unfortunately, since it is a scan of printed document, rather than a PDF conversion, I can’t excerpt as easily, so … Continue reading ?

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