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And by ignoring the billions of us carbon “emitters” who benefit greatly from oil and natural gas products, anti-industry activists like Arnold—who literally commuted from L.A. to Sacramento on his private Gulfstream jet every day for years—can accuse the industry of “first degree murder” without a hint of irony.
The United States took a lot of heat from Germany and other nations for withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord, so we should be forgiven for feeling a sense of schadenfreude last week when Germany’s Federal Administrative Court ruled that cities could legally ban diesel cars and trucks in an effort to meet air pollution limits.
As it turns out, people appreciate eco-terrorists about as much as they appreciate presidential assassins, which isn’t very much.
There is a growing movement among environmental extremists and their apologists to redefine just how violent protesters can be in petitioning the government for a redress of their grievances.
While the Trump administration awaits a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on its petition to dismiss Juliana v. United States, they would be wise to investigate the much more aggressive—and potentially much more significant—wave of lawsuits that will immediately follow it.
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.
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.