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One defining characteristic of the Keep It in the Ground movement is an almost charming belief that if you wish for something really hard and repeat the same lies over and over you can alter reality.
Any Board member who votes for divestment after reading the report is simply putting politics before the pensioners that they have sworn to protect.
The scientific foundation the trial lawyers hoped to build their dream cases on is starting to show cracks. In fact, the “science” is so shaky that even the activists and climate scientists themselves are criticizing it.
Once activists decide their political agenda supersedes law and order, their capacity for violence and destruction is only limited by their imaginations.
As we take stock of 2017 and prepare for the new year, it’s a good time to look back at some of the colossal missteps by “Keep It in the Ground” activists.
The kicker is that while California taxpayers are expected to make up for this financial malfeasance, “none of the system’s leaders put their own money into environmental investments.” So while they were destroying the retirement security of millions, they weren’t willing to accept lower returns themselves.
Faced with often overwhelming evidence of their guilt—including numerous live-streaming episodes of their own criminal “actions” on Facebook—anti-pipeline eco-terrorists are starting to employ novel legal defense strategies which, for the most part, are failing spectacularly.
So while it’s true that China was formally recognized on the world stage as the leader in climate change, it was for leading the world in carbon dioxide emissions, not for reducing them. That honor belongs to the U.S.
But what is being sold as a story about a bunch of idealistic whiz kids joining forces to protect Minnesota from the nefarious pipeline company is really just the latest scheme launched by 350.org and other keep-it-in-the-ground activist groups to shut down much-needed pipeline construction across North America.
And just last week, Buzzfeed reported that an Instagram account called @Native_Americans_United—which rallied its 33,000 followers against the Dakota Access pipeline—was “connected to a Russian troll farm intent on exploiting existing divisions and social movements in the United States.”