Climatologist takes National Post to court

Says newspaper portrayed him as corrupt scientist

A Canadian climate scientist is suing the National Post for defamation. Andrew Weaver, a professor at University of Victoria and former member of the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, says articles published in the newspaper between 2009-2010 portray him as corrupt. “These articles put him in a false light,” Weaver’s lawyer explains. “Attributing to [Weaver] views that he says he never held and accusing him of conduct that he says never occurred.” Weaver’s statement of claim, filed to the B.C. Supreme Court, demands that the contentious articles be taken down from the Post‘s website. The National Post has not yet filed a statement of defense.

CBC News

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