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Weasels and Liars Lose!

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This is real news: Weasels and Liars lose!

Climate scientist and Green MLA Andrew Weaver has won his lawsuit agianst the National Post. Weaver sued the Post over four articles published between December 2009 and February 2010. The articles suggested Weaver was misrepresenting facts about climate change and trying ot mislead the public about the fossil fuel industry. I saw the articles as an intentional attack on Weaver’s professional integrity.

It is well know that the National Post has attempted to discredit anyone who doesn’t agree with their loony views (Notice that I’ve given up on taking climate change deniers seriously. The alternatives descriptions for climate change deniers and weasels, in my view, are “stupid,” “ignorant” and “dishonest”. Choose one. Please sue me, National Post editors).

The judge agreed with Weaver. She concluded that “the defendants have been careless or indifferent to the accuracy of the facts. As evident from the testimony of the defendants, they were more interested in espousing a particular view than assessing the accuracy of the facts.”

Andrew Weaver is the MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head and deputy leader of the B.C. Green Party. He is a Lansdowne Professor at the University of Victoria and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Meteorological Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society. He is the author of “Keeping our Cool: Canada in a Warming World” (Penguin Canada, 2008) and “Generation Us: The Challenge of Global Warming” (Orca Books, 2011).



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