The verdict comes amid heightened attacks on scientists working on climate change, vaccines and other issues
The Washington Post | Dino Grandoni | February 8, 2024
Michael Mann, a prominent climate scientist, won his long-standing legal battle against two right-wing bloggers who claimed that he manipulated data in his research and compared him to convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, a major victory for the outspoken researcher….
“Calling Michael Mann’s work fraudulent is just patently false,” said Lauren Kurtz, executive director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund, a group that helped defend scientists facing legal attack in 54 cases last year. Mann, she added, has been “exonerated” of wrongdoing by multiple investigations into his work.
“Climate scientists are still regularly targeted by climate deniers, even though the science is quite clear at this point,” she added.