Mark Zachary Jacobson is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Stanford University. He is notable for having filed and later withdrawn a defamation lawsuit seeking $10 million in damages against a scientific critic of his work on the practicality of converting the entire energy grid to wind, water, and solar power and a journal that published the critic; a District of Columbia court later ordered Jacobson to pay legal fees under the District’s anti-Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (anti-SLAPP) provisions.
- Oransky, Ivan. “Stanford Prof Ordered to Pay Legal Fees after Dropping $10 Million Defamation Case against Another Scientist.” Retraction Watch, July 10, 2020. https://retractionwatch.com/2020/07/09/stanford-prof-ordered-to-pay-legal-fees-after-dropping-10-million-defamation-case-against-another-scientist/. ^