In Manns affidavit under "Introduction" where he is describing the alleged defamation he says:
"......the professional and personal defamation of a nobel prize recipient."
List of nobel prize winners.
All Nobel Peace Prizes
And also from their website:
Until 1968, in principle more than three persons could share a Nobel Prize, but this never happened in practice. The previous wording of paragraph 4 of the Statutes governing the Nobel Prize was: "A prize may be equally divided between two works, each of which may be considered to merit a prize. If a work which is to be rewarded has been produced by two or more persons together, the prize shall be awarded to them jointly." In 1968 this section was changed to read "In no case may a prize be divided between more than three persons".
No point in pre-empting Judge & Jury. But ....
Mann can call the world' top paleoclimateologists, while the defendant has ... well, a pretty motley band of fossil fuel shills, really, who will only made a negative impression when their lack of credentials and special interests are shown.
Mann's lawyers can also argue that the plaintiff has been already cleared by over 6 enquiries, so it is wasting the court's time to re-hash them. Scientifically speaking, he has been found innocent many times over so it is unfair to put him on trial.
It should be interesting. Mann has nothing to lose.
PS The IPCC Nobel Scroll was presented to the Lead Authors, of which there were at least a dozen. Out of an enterprise of a few thousand, that signifies work of special merit.
Of course, it is typical denialist bullcrap to make a big issue of this, which is irrelevant to the case. They were never heard to complain when one of their own (Viscount Monckton) claimed to have won the Nobel Prize (or to have cured cancer, incidentally).
Monckton has a gold Nobel prize pin – Deltoid
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Costa Rica now has over 90% of its energy from renewable sources.
About to become the world's first carbon-free economy.
And civilization, apparently, has not collapsed, as the denier-"alarmists" claimed it would.
Costa Rica: committed to renewable energy
Says something about the whole organization that someone who devoted
his life to murdering Jews would be awarded a Nobel prize.
You're right, Michael Mann doesn't appear on the list. Considering the company
he would be keeping if he did ought to give him some relief.
[I'm out of here until next week]
If we could have more hydro facilities in Ireland that would be a great thing. Unfortunately we don't have the landscape for it.
BTW, I thought ye enviromentalists were against hydro facilities as they clogg up rivers with slit and damage the environment?
I thought ye denialists insisted that the only viable modern society was one dependent on dirty fossil fuel, and the dirtier the better. CO2 being plant food, and all that, you know.
The environmentally aware argue for a balanced portfolio of energy sources that do no net damage to the earth. Eminently sensible, and indeed, conservative.
Costa Rica has of course a major advantage in the availability of hydro - it is the additional renewable energy resources they have brought on line that makes them special, and proof that the carbon-worshipping lobby is fundamentally wrong.
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Whats the potential of hydro power along our west coast? I would have thought there is some potential at least?