The conservative National Review put out a call for donations from supporters earlier this month to battle a lawsuit its facing from Dr. Michael Mann, a professor  at Penn State.

Jack Fowler, the magazine’s publisher, said the publication is “not profitable” and thus needs to raise $150,000 to defend itself in the lawsuit. In a recent update, NR says it has raised $129,000.

Mann filed the suit against NR and one of its writers, Mark Steyn, back in July for a column Steyn wrote. In the column, Steyn alleges Mann attempted to cover up data damaging to the science behind global warming. Steyn also compared Mann to Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State football coach convicted of child molestation.

See the ridiculous graphic NR is using to solicit donations after the jump…

National Review asking for another $20K for its lawsuitT