Dissent on global warming? See ya in court

“For no apparent reason, the state of California, Environmental Defense, and the Natural Resources Defense Council have dragged [MIT’s Alfred P. Sloan professor of meteorology Richard] Lindzen and about 15 other global- warming skeptics into a lawsuit over auto- emissions standards. California et al. have asked the auto companies to cough up any and all communications they have had with Lindzen and his colleagues, whose research has been cited in court documents.” (Alex Beam, “MIT’s inconvenient scientist”, Boston Globe, Aug. 30).

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  • Well, there goes science.

    I’d like to know whether any of you who are more adroit with the law than I can figure out if these guys or General Motors have actually done anything litigation-worthy other than questioning the status quo.