James Delingpole 27 Apr 2019
The Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) has made a formal complaint to the BBC about the series of gross inaccuracies in its recent documentary "Climate Change: The Facts." Now the GWPF has written to the BBC Complaints department listing just a few of them. The letter can be read here.
According to the GPWF, the programme “went far beyond its remit to present the facts about climate change, instead broadcasting a highly politicised manifesto in favour of renewable energy and unjustified alarm.” The GWPF says:..........To Read More.......
My Take - This is long overdue. It's time the put a spotlight on these junk scientists and scare mongers. Hopefull this will end up in court. I'm inclined to think the Mann lawsuits may have been inspirational for those who believe all this was nothing more than green fraud by corrupt activists, politicians and scientists.
When Michael Mann of the Hockey Stick fame sued both Dr. Tim Ball in Canada and Mark Steyn in America with what's called a SLAPP suit. SLAPP stands for Strategic lawsuit against public participation, which forces someone to back away from things they believe because of the cost of defending themselves in court. In Canada Tim Ball didn't defend himself based on the idea this was a public domain issue, he defended himself under what Canada calls the Truth Defence, aka, the Scorched Earth Defense. Mann lost! And he lost because he refused to turn over the data that would support his views, which were challenged by Ball. In Canada that's considered an admission of guilt.
In America the SLAPP suit has been going on for over four years. This has backfired on Mann and at some point it will go to trial and he will lose. I'm still not sure why Ball hasn't counter sued Mann and David Suzuki, who was behind Mann on this, but Steyn is definitely counter suing Mann for - if I remember this correctly - 30 million dollars. Mann is now doing everything in his power to prevent this from going to court, even claiming Steyn's counter suit is a SLAPP suit and should be dismissed.
It appears Mann and Suzuki know as little about law as they do about climate. Apparently they didn't grasp that once you sue someone it's like riding a tiger. You can't just get off and say your sorry without getting eaten alive.