Tim Ball wins costs in hockey stick libel case as BC’s Supreme Court rejects Michael Mann

Tim Ball wins costs in hockey stick libel case as BC’s Supreme Court rejects Michael Mann

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[WND] A Canadian court has ruled against Michael Mann, the Penn State professor who created the iconic “hockey stick” climate-change graph, in a defamation fight over criticism of his work.

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The Supreme Court of British Columbia on Friday dismissed the case Mann brought against climate-change skeptic Tim Ball, awarding the defendant legal costs, reported the climate website Watt’s Up With That.

Mann’s “hockey stick” graph, featured prominently in the U.N. 2001 climate report, purported to show an unprecedented spike in global average temperature in the 20th Century after about 500 years of stability.

However, critics has pointed out that the graph doesn’t take into account the warming period during the Middle Ages.

Mann, in a Facebook post, insisted Ball didn’t “win” and he didn’t “lose.”

“The dismissal involved the alleged exercise of a discretion on the court to dismiss a lawsuit for delay. I have an absolute right of appeal. My lawyers will be reviewing the judgment and we will make a decision within 30 days,” he wrote.

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