I'm sooo jealous. You've no idea how jealous. Dr Michael Mann - inventor of the discredited Hockey Stick, junk scientist extraordinaire, onlie true begetter of Mann-made global warming - is suing Mark Steyn for defamation, not me.
Dr Mann chose to announce it on Facebook:
I have formally demanded a retraction of, and apology for, this defamatory piece about me by National Review. I have retained counsel to pursue my legal rights.
Here's the link to the "defamatory" piece, which you can still read online - 11 days after it was published - at the NRO site. This suggests that NRO's lawyers aren't taking it quite as seriously as Mann is.
I really don't know why Mann keeps on fighting it. Surely he must realize that ever since the Climategate emails were published he was always going to have difficulty being taken seriously ever again. Better to go with the flow, I say, and let nature take its course. Mann should abandon all pretence at being a scientist and concentrate on his burgeoning career as a comedy figure. I see a bright future ahead of him. Why, if this goes on, he could become a legend to rival the great Fatty Arbuckle.