Thursday, August 1, 2013

Climate scientist may have his day in court

Having faced considerable ridicule about his "hockey stick" graph, which indicated a rapid increase in climate change, climate scientist Michael Mann's defamation suit against National Review Online and the Competitive Enterprise Institute is going forward. ("Climate scientist wins an early victory against a long-running smear campaign")

The art of smearing others has risen to new levels, given the ease of communication made available through the internet and social media.  Let's hope a damper can be put on mistruths that are so rapidly propagated on the web.

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