Climate scientist Michael Mann wins defamation lawsuit against conservative bloggers

Climate scientist Michael Mann
Michael Mann is known for his 'hockey stick' finding that became foundational evidence for climate change.
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Well-known climate scientist Michael Mann recently won a million-dollar lawsuit against conservative bloggers.

Mann alleged that he was defamed by the bloggers who said the climatologist “molested and tortured data.”

So what precedent could this case set?

Leigh Currie, the director of strategic litigation with the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy, breaks down what his win could mean for climate science.

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