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Climate Scientist Michael Mann Confronts Defamers in Court After 12-Year Delay

The trial comes as climate impacts and attacks on science and its practitioners are worse than ever.

Eos | Kimberly M. S. Cartier | February 7, 2024

The defamation trial brought by climate scientist Michael Mann comes to a close this week after Mann, defendants Rand Simberg and Mark Steyn, and several witnesses took the stand. The trial began on 18 January in Washington, D.C., 12 years after Mann first sued Simberg and Steyn, climate change deniers and prominent right-wing voices, for years of defamation…

… Too, attacks against science and scientists, including students, have increased in recent years, Lauren Kurtz, executive director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, told NPR. “We help more scientists every year than the year before,” Kurtz said. “We actually broke a record in 2023. We helped over 50 researchers.”

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