Gregory: Is there any point to which you would wish to draw my attention?
Sherlock Holmes: To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.
Gregory: The dog did nothing in the night-time.
Sherlock Holmes: That was the curious incident
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes Sliverblaze
Today in Mark Steyn’s latest update on his court fight vs Michael Mann includes a non-event of great significance.
Well, yesterday was the deadline, and not a single amicus brief was filed on behalf of Mann. Not one. So Michael Mann is taking a stand for science. But evidently science is disinclined to take a stand for Michael Mann. The self-appointed captain of the hockey team is playing solo.
Liberals like Paul Krugman might be willing to put out screeds calling those fighting Mann “evil” and the NYT might be willing to put such declaration on their website but apparently that not the same as putting one’s reputation on the line in a court brief.
This is in stark contract to Steyn who case has received amici briefs from both left and right
Regardless of the reason if this case goes to trial and Mann loses (and given the unwillingness of his Climate Change allies to defend him the likelihood of that seems ever-increasing) the reverberation of such a defeat is likely going to be huge for those pushing the Global Warming/Climate Change/Give me your tax money agenda.
And don’t think for one second it’s not about getting your money as Roger L. Simon reminds us:
Allow me to share a personal experience. I went to Copenhagen in 2009 for this website to cover another UN climate conference (COP 15), then considered to be extremely crucial. Several islands — Micronesia, I think — were supposedly about to go under from the rising tides. I ran into the representative from one of those islands and asked him if he was worried. He started to laugh and shook his head. So I asked him what he was doing at the conference. I want the money, he said.
and as long as they can credibly trick fools out of cash they will.
If I was the Climate Change mob I’d have Mann settle out of course on 1st Amendment grounds because if this gets to court the days of wine and roses are over, but I suspect Steyn will not let him off that easy.
Still on the bright side for the international leaches looking for their next wine filled conference, I’m sure given how easily the media climbed aboard this bandwagon they can come up with a new catastrophe to soak the gullible long enough to keep them living comfortably.