Cry-baby Stanford professor sues after peers slam his study

A Stanford professor is angry about a study that criticized his work about the feasibility of the U.S. economy completely running on renewable energy by mid-century— so angry that he filed a lawsuit in Washington D.C. Superior Court, claiming $10 million in damages for libel.

Mark Z. Jacobson, a professor of civil and environmental engineering, said the author and the publisher of a peer-reviewed study that came out this summer harmed Jacobson’s career by saying a 2015 paper that Jacobson wrote committed a host of mistakes based on overly optimistic scenarios.

The suit specifically names Chris Clack, a mathematician who is the chief executive of the grid modeling firm Vibrant Clean Energy, and the National Academy of Sciences, which published Clack’s paper and — ironically — also published Jacobson’s study as well.

Clack’s study was co-authored by 20 others, including David Victor, a professor of international relations and co-director of the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation at UC San Diego.

Source: Stanford professor sues critics of his 100% renewables article


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