It’ll probably be as effective as the fool who used the Joe Biden “fire a shotgun” defense
(Mother Jones) In September 2014, five climate activists with Rising Tide Seattle managed to halt the passage of a crude oil train at the BNSF Delta rail yard in Everett, Wash. After eight hours blocking the tracks, the five were arrested and charged with criminal trespass and blocking a train. Today, they go on trial.
In court, the activists—known as the Delta 5—will argue their act of civil disobedience was necessary. A spokesperson for Rising Tide said the activists “will be the first ever to argue that their actions were justified because of the threat of climate change, using the ‘necessity defense.’ The outcome of [the] trial could set national precedent for climate related civil disobedience and is being carefully watched.” The defendants will call on a rail safety expert and a climate scientist to argue that their actions were justified.
It will be very interesting to see how this turns out. They’re arguing that all the CO2 from the oil the trains carry is a future threat, and virtually every time that ‘climate change’ has been argued in court it has lost, because the Warmists failed to prove the existence of anthropogenic climate change to the satisfaction of law and science. Eric Worrall notes
Activists should recognise that there is time for them to change climate policy by legal means, through political campaigns, to try to persuade voters to support the climate cause at the ballot box. Committing crimes won’t persuade people, except for the handful who already think climate change is a major threat. The fact voters aren’t listening is not a justification for breaking the law. If activists want people to listen, they could start by presenting a compelling case for action – something they have so far failed to provide.
The problem is, Warmists cannot persuade people with actual science, and their goals of far left authoritarian policies further fail to convince people to Do Something, especially when that something is a something that the members of the Cult of Climastrology refuse to do in their own lives.