Six years ago, climatologist Dr. Tim Ball challenged the data and scientific methodology of Michael E. Mann’s (in)famous “hockey-stick” temperature graph. As did several other climate observers. But for his harshest critics, Mann took the unusual step of suing them for libel….
Ball’s legal team specified a few conditions that Mann agreed to and which were legally binding. The most important was that “Mann produce all documents including computer codes by February 20, 2017.”
However, Mann failed to comply and did not provide a single shred of evidence to back up his hockey-stick graph. By his intentional failure to provide the court with these documents, Mann is now officially in ‘contempt of court.’
In Canada, contempt sanctions mean the judge must grant Ball whatever reasonable remedy he requests to rectify the contempt”