US climate scientist’s defamation case over online attacks finally comes to trial

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Michael Mann alleges, in lawsuit first brought in 2012, that attacks on his work by climate denialists amount to defamation

A lawsuit first instituted over 10 years ago, brought by an esteemed climate scientist over alleged defamation by a rightwing blogger and an analyst, goes to trial this week.

The 2012 court case was brought by the University of Pennsylvania earth and environmental scientist Michael Mann, who is alleging that online attacks on his work amount to defamation.

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