Reader and friend of OL&L, B. Berns, wrote of the latest ridiculous Global Warming court ruling:
Are you sure we want to move there????!!!!!????
Short answer: Not permanently.
If you’re not familiar with what I’m talking about, last week a jury in Britain ruled that the threat of Global Warming was great enough to justify 35000 GBP in damage to private property.
Jurors accepted defence arguments that the six had a “lawful excuse” to damage property at Kingsnorth power station in Kent to prevent even greater damage caused by climate change. The defence of “lawful excuse” under the Criminal Damage Act 1971 allows damage to be caused to property to prevent even greater damage â€“ such as breaking down the door of a burning house to tackle a fire.
This is a gross application of the “burning house” exception.
I won’t waste your time going through all the tenuous linkage steps between a clean-coal fired plant and the purported far-off destructive results of global warming or climate change or whatever buzz word they’re using to describe something about which the fetishists know so little.
Suffice it to say, the hysteria in the United Kingdom is completely out of proportion to the supposed threat and people are making stupid decisions as a result.
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