NATIONAL NEWS – Climate scientist Michael Mann awarded $1 million in defamation lawsuit


Mariah Cain, Staff Writer

Climate scientist Michael Mann was awarded $1 million by a jury Thursday in his case against two conservative writers for defamation. In online posts published over a decade ago, Rand Simberg and Mark Steyn compared Mann’s research about global warming to a convicted child molester. 

The jury ordered Simberg to pay $1000 and Steyn to pay $1 million in punitive damages. “I hope this verdict sends a message that falsely attacking climate scientists is not protected speech,” said Mann in a statement.


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