Judge refuses to toss climate scientist Mann’s defamation lawsuit

Mann sued the National Review and the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), a conservative advocacy group, in 2012 over their blog posts that alleged his research is fraudulent.

CEI’s post also compared Mann to convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky, calling Mann “the Jerry Sandusky of climate science” by alleging he “molested and tortured data.”

The National Review’s post cited the CEI item that slammed Mann’s work, but the magazine says Mark Steyn’s item was written in a way that rejected CEI’s Sandusky comparison.