A Great Canadian Has Left Us —Dr. Tim Ball

I remember first reading Dr. Ball’s writings quite a number of years ago . I carried some of his articles on this blog. He helped educate me on climate science. In the last couple of years I heard from the Balls through this blog thanking me for some article at the time.

And now he is gone physically—-but his spirit, courage and conviction lives on.

Mark Steyn did not forget him ————-

Ball’s Bearing
Tim Ball, 1938-2022

Ave atque vale


I am in a cold rage, which is never the best temper in which to write. But over the weekend came the news from his wife Marty that Tim Ball had died.

Tim was a Canadian scientist who dissented from the global warm-mongering that has deranged our politics, and put out the lights at the Eiffel Tower, and is on course this winter to freeze and starve Europe’s elderly. In the course of his pushback against the madness, Tim reprised an ancient Pennsylvanian jest and applied it to the creator of the famously dodgy global-warming “hockey stick”, Michael E Mann: Dr Mann, he remarked, belongs not at Penn State but in the state pen.

Cute. But any joke about Mann is no laughing matter. So the warmatollah determined to destroy a retired University of Winnipeg professor.

Mann filed suit against Ball in British Columbia, and then just sat it out, knowing that (to reprise my old line) the process is the punishment. Three years ago, Mann lost the case for failure to prosecute. As in his suit against me in the District of Columbia, the plaintiff had refused, for years, to do the elementary things necessary to settle a legal matter, such as providing evidence of damage. In the craphole of American justice, at least as evidenced by my own experience, judges let him get away with that. But in Canada the court wearied of the obvious delaying strategy, and ruled against the vengeful climate mullah.

He lost; Ball won.

That is a fact, even though Mann and his doting Mann-boys continue to deny it. For anyone more sentient than the average Mann groupie, you can read the BC Supreme Court judgment for yourself.

As is customary in civilised jurisdictions (ie, not the American courts), the prevailing party’s legal bills are paid by the loser – or, as they say in Canada, “costs follow the event”. Roger McConchie, Mann’s counsel, accepted his client’s liability for Dr Ball’s expenses. See page six of Mr Justice Giaschi’s ruling:

MR MCCONCHIE: Costs follow the event. I have no quarrel with that.

By then, both Tim Ball’s retirement savings and his health had been drained and depleted by a decade of Mann’s frivolous, dilatory litigation. He was broke in both body and bank account.

Had Mr McConchie’s client been an honourable man (I know, I know, we are dealing with unimaginable hypotheticals here), he would have paid Tim a seven-figure sum.

Instead, Tim’s family now requires a GoFundMe campaign to cover the costs of his modest burial. His friend Anthony Watts will be posting details of that later today.

I had not thought it possible for me to loathe and despise Michael Mann any more than I did. He chose the jurisdiction in which he sued Tim Ball, as he chose the jurisdiction in which he sued me (the District of Columbia, where justice goes to die). And, when that jurisdiction found him liable, he simply rejected the plain meaning of the judge’s decision and holed up beyond the court’s reach. The contemptible Mann has had three years to remit what he owes, but he has not paid Dr Ball a penny.

And no doubt this evil man and those who abet his vile schemes are laughing at the penury unto death they forced on a brave man. Michael Mann filed a frivolous suit he had no intention of bringing to trial, but he succeeded in hounding Tim Ball into the grave.

Tim bore all this with great fortitude. The last time I saw him was at a “denialist” gala in Washington where all the Commonwealth wallahs – UK, Canuck, Oz, Kiwi – had been seated together, presumably so the Yanks didn’t have to risk being exposed to some unfortunate social faux pas like an accidental Loyal Toast. Despite being visibly ground down by Mann’s frivolous litigation, Tim was on grand form that night, full of life and full of laughs. He had all the qualities of a true warrior: courage, integrity, indomitable resilience, and, in his quiet dignified bearing, a rueful acceptance of the costs they impose. The ugly husk of a human being that is Michael Mann could destroy Tim’s savings and his health, but he could not destroy Tim’s spirit.

There will be a reckoning for the slug Mann. In the meantime, you can gain a sense of Tim Ball and his enviable inner strength from this Heartland Institute awards night not so long ago:

There will be more to say about Tim Ball with Marc Morano later this week on The Mark Steyn Show.

18 thoughts on “A Great Canadian Has Left Us —Dr. Tim Ball

  1. The innocent continue to pay the price of the climate travesty, while the guilty are both rewarded with generous funding and halos for spreading misinformation. The legal travesty continues unabated. May Dr Ball rest in peace and hopefully, Mr Mann finally dealt justice.

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  2. Was Dr. Ball vaccinated? Robert Felix was a global warming denier and climate researcher and he was vaccinated and also suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and he died. Based on what I’ve read rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t usually kill. The clot shot on the other hand does kill people. One might suspect a pattern to these unfortunate events.


  3. I am sorry for the loss of your friend and hope the wonderful memories will bring you some comfort. I think that you have written a very nice tribute to him. I appreciate his contribution to science and his defence of the true climate situation instead of the nonsense now being forced down our throats to fit another controlling agenda of the masses. I hope justice is served to Mr. Mann who sounds like a very unsavoury character.

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  4. Brian; Dr. Tim and I were fellow contributors to Canada Free Press. I never met him in person but enjoyed great telephone conversations.

    I had emailed him back in January 22, 2022 only to receive an email back from Marty (his wife) who was responding on his behalf because of his illness.

    One of the things irreparably lost in addition to Dr. Ball himself were all his archived articles on Canada Free Press which Mann was successful in getting purged via his malicious lawfare, threatening to sue editor Judy McLeod.

    Will Mann finally see the State Pen instead of Penn State? Or will he eventually be bodychecked by his own imaginary hockey stick?

    It was once accepted dogma that the earth was flat and sun revolved around the earth, but true scientific observation eventually won over the same type of superstition and myth about falling off the end of a flat earth. Was Mann so convinced that the preindustrial revolution history and all the temperature records were wrong that it was his personal mission to “flatten the curve”? Or is he a UN sock puppet paid to perform “Tricks” on cue?

    Did Dr. Tim Ball ever get his feet wet wading barefoot through Mann’s deepest thoughts and studies?

    I think not, but in Newfoundland we always kept special footwear called ‘S#!T slippers’ at the back door for visits to the outhouse and thanks to Tim’s valiant efforts to expose Mann’s hockey stick to the disinfecting sunlight the less believable it becomes to the average person.

    Dr Tim Ball efforts will long be remembered.

    Desmond McGrath

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  5. What a great man! Thank you for sharing this.
    There’s one point Dr. Ball made that leaves me a little bewildered. He said that he doesn’t quite get why people like Maurice Strong would go from a capitalist to a socialist mentality. But, to me it’s obvious: once a psychopath achieves fantastic wealth as a capitalist, his or her objective would change, necessarily. The next logical step would surely be power. Socialism, as a path to communism, is the way to achieve this power. And, isn’t power what these psychopaths want? In other words, the stated objective of “socialism” (under the guise of being socially responsible) is really just a subverted means to achieve power over the masses.
    I mean, isn’t that obvious? Or, am I missing something?
    Thank you, again.
    And, thank you to Dr. Ball. May he rest in peace.

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  6. What a lovely man, what an earnest Canadian Mr. Ball was. Wish I’d known of him before his passing, but isn’t that the way–we don’t find out about many of these truth-speakers and fighters for our country and for the world at large unless we are willing to dig deep and look for them. And sadly, for most of us (speaking for myself), it wasn’t until the last decade that I began my quest to uncover the truth about ‘climate change’ and other lies we were told. My first exposures were speeches/messages by Lord Monckton and Ross McKittrick–polar opposite when it came to presentation, but both compelling and thought-provoking. May Tim Ball rest in peace and may his family be comforted in knowing that history will bear him out as a courageous Canadian hero.


  7. Yes he was a wonderful man, with a great smile as he explained climate science concepts, a new field that he was a pioneer in. Unfortunately we all suffer a similar fate of getting in the muck with Mann-like creatures if we stay atomized, and increasingly ruled by tyrants.

    A scintilla of good news I heard of today, is that one MP, a lady from Saskatchewan blew the whistle in effect, against the WEF ™ agenda of liquidating the elder Canadian population. The story is not that her party supported the bill en masse, or that the ruling WEF ™ party voted her down, but that the thought was made known to the world. One independent MP, a Mr. Vuong from the Spadina area also added his support.



  8. Tim Ball was one of the very first scientists whom I discovered when I first delved into the fraud which is climate alarmism about 10 years ago. I have him to thank for beginning to shed a bright light on the truth! May God hold you in the palm of his hands! Sincere condolences to his family and friends.


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