I think the opening paragraph of the report featured in Watts Up With That says it all. If Michael Mann and his cohorts thought the world is warming, it's about to become boiling hot for them!
Nearly seven years ago, on December 7th, 2011, the Free Market Environmental Law Clinic’s (FME Law) sought public records from the University of Arizona related to the Mann-Bradley-Hughes temperature reconstruction that looks like a hockey stick, and development of an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. They refused much of the request and FME Law sued. Now (on September 18th, 2018) legal counsel for the University informed FME Law that they were done, that they would be withdrawing their appeal of the trial court’s decision, end the case and disclose the records.
At last, after seven years of holding out in the bunker which contains all the correspondence between Michael Mann and his key 'lieutenants' in the great 'hockey stick' schtik they have inflicted on us, all will now be revealed. It should make the East Anglia University brouhaha look like a mere ripple in comparison.
It is quite extraordinary that these so-called 'scientists' have spent 'zillions' fighting like mad to protect their papers. What on earth have they got to hide? I don't know, but I can't wait to find out!