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Leading climate scientist Mann wins $1m in defamation lawsuit

BMJ 2024; 384 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.q401 (Published 14 February 2024) Cite this as: BMJ 2024;384:q401
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The climate scientist Michael Mann has been awarded $1m (£0.8m; €0.9m) in a defamation lawsuit against two writers who compared his scientific work to that of a former football coach who was convicted of child molestation.

In a statement posted on Mann’s X account,1 one of his legal team, Pete Fontaine, said, “Today’s verdict vindicates Mike Mann’s good name and reputation. It also is a big victory for truth and scientists everywhere who dedicate …

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