So, forget Steyn’s case – the court victories that count, in terms of the scientific (and political) consequences, are entirely due to Tim Ball. By tenaciously and bravely defending his actions for three long years the mild-mannered septaugenarian has single-handedly proved that the very core of government climate science is junk. Thereby, this instance of ‘science on trial’ is no less significant, in the broadest sociatal context, as the infamous Scope’s Monkey Trial of 1925.
But was the “evidence” for global warming intentionally and illegally concocted? By their persistence in hiding their data we may think so, as far as Mann and Weaver are concerned; while Dr Ball’s latest sensational book,”The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science;’ detailing the Climategate shenanigans, is a ‘must read’ as to culpability. But only a full criminal investigation will be determinative of all that. The question now is, will the U.S. and Canadian governmental authorities have the stomach to delve deeper?
Bet you haven’t read this story. I hadn’t even heard of it until an off-hand reference to it in a Conrad Black piece I blogged elsewhere.
Apparently Mann’s ill-advised libel suit against Mark Steyn is doomed to eventually go down in flames, followed by Mann’s financial and scientific bankruptcy. Although you can bet the usual subjects will do everything they can to cover it up.
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