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Climate Science Legal Defense Fund Needs Your Help

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The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund continues to receive donations and offers of help from various stakeholders. We are actively working with several organizations in order to make CSLDF a one-stop resource for scientists looking for legal resources and we are currently pursuing several educational and legal initiatives which will be made public in the future.

In the short-term, CSLDF would greatly appreciate your financial support to help Dr. Michael Mann. Funds are needed to:

  1. Fend-off ATI’s demand to take Dr. Mann’s deposition, which is a blatant attempt to harass and intimidate him for exercising his constitutional rights by petitioning to intervene in the case.
  2. Defeat ATI’s attempt to obtain Dr. Mann’s email correspondence through the civil discovery process, which essentially is an “end-run” around the scholarly research exemption under the Virginia FOIA law.
  3. Prepare for summary judgment on the issue of the exempt status of his email correspondence under the Virginia FOIA law.

Donations can be sent to CSLDF online or by sending a check made out to PEER, with Climate Science LDF on the memo line to:

Climate Science Legal Defense Fund
c/o PEER
2000 P Street, NW #240
Washington, D.C. 20036

Through PEER, a private non-profit organization organized under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue code, your contribution will be tax deductible.


Written by Scott Mandia

February 28, 2012 at 6:03 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. If the climate science is so sound, so compelling, and so unequivocal such that the vast majority of climate scientists agree on it, why the attempts to stop the FOI request for Mann’s UVA emails?

    Let them be made public so the skeptics of AGW can see them and then get egg on their faces.


    February 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

  2. Sorry. I already gave all my money to these people.

    2012 best of the best:

    Best European Weblog:
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    Best Science Weblog:
    Lifetime Achievement:


    February 28, 2012 at 10:27 am

  3. Prof. Mann is already much, much more open than either the ATi, or the Heartland Institute, or Anthony Watts hope to be.

    Every scientific paper ever authored or co-authored by Prof. Mann already declares the sources of its funding as a matter of course. At the same time ATI adamantly refuses to reveal its funders; Heartland is funded partly by an “Anonymous Donor” (woop-de-doo); and Watts received funding from Heartland without telling anyone.

    And yet we have ATI, and the Heartland Institute, and Anthony Watts complaining that Prof. Mann transparent enough! Can you imagine — a bunch of organizations and people operating in an opaque fashion, complaining that other people aren’t transparent enough! What hypocritical jokers.

    — frank

    frank -- Decoding SwiftHack

    February 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    • Frank said “Prof. Mann is already much, much more open than either the ATi, or the Heartland Institute, or Anthony Watts hope to be.

      And what is he hiding in his UVA emails?


      February 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

  4. Let the Univesity of Virginia pay…it has already shelled over $250,000 in this ridiculous farce in order to prevent ATI poring over a few doubtless exceptionally boring emails revealing Prof. Mann to be the ill-tempered anti-CO2 zealot and academic bully-boy we all know him to be.
    My money is going to the Heartland Institute.

    Jack Savage

    February 28, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  5. Tell Mann to pay us back for all of the taxpayer money that funded his work, and we’ll stop demanding him to show us exactly what we got for our money.

    Private organizations that raise and spend their OWN money can do whatever they want.

    Big difference the warmista zealots can’t seem to grasp. Public funded vs Private.

    Mandia: You got what everybody else has shown: a hockey stick. The naysayers here and elsewhere seem to think Mann is the only one who ended up with a hockey stick. There is an entire HOCKEY LEAGUE. See: Shooting the Messenger with Blanks


    February 28, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    • Organizations like the Heartland Institute, being tax-exempt, are effectively using taxpayer money to do the bidding of their rich funders. If the Heartland Institute should be allowed to “do whatever they want”, then they should pay taxes like everyone else does.

      So why won’t you demand Heartland’s e-mails again?

      — frank

  6. I suggest we look into Sir Isacc Newton’s personal letters. What is he hiding? Maybe things will fall upward once we get to the bottom of this gravity-gate scandal.

    Scott Mandia

    February 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

  7. Time to get out the hip waders.


    February 28, 2012 at 3:02 pm

  8. I love those ‘best of 2012’ awards ! If you wanted to see a list of all the main denial sites in one go, where better to go than there – not only the pseudo-science of Watts the weatherman, but the strange ‘science’ of tallbloke, the wrong science of Nova and the obsessive-compulsion ‘auditing’ of McIntyre. A full-house of…wacky websites ! 😉


    February 29, 2012 at 9:14 am

  9. PEER’s link takes you to a third party site. According to Firefox, the online donation form at that site, which asks for your credit card number, is only partially encrypted and does not prevent eavesdropping. I did point this out, I can’t recall whether to PEER or to the other site, but perhaps they need to hear from other people.

    (It’s likely perfectly OK, but it’s disturbing to have your browser tell you otherwise.)

    Anna Haynes

    March 2, 2012 at 12:04 pm

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