Warmists Very Upset That Judge Says ‘Climate Change’ Is A Matter Of Debate

And, by upset, I mean apoplectic

(UK Guardian) A Washington state judge has sparked outrage for remarks questioning the existence of climate change and the role of humans in global warming.

During the high-profile trial of Ken Ward, a climate activist facing 30 years in prison for shutting down an oil pipeline, Judge Michael E Rickert said: “I don’t know what everybody’s beliefs are on [climate change], but I know that there’s tremendous controversy over the fact whether it even exists. And even if people believe that it does or it doesn’t, the extent of what we’re doing to ourselves and our climate and our planet, there’s great controversy over that.”

The Skagit County judge made the comments on 24 January while addressing Ward’s request to present a “necessity defense” in court, meaning he would argue that the grave threat of climate change justified civil disobedience.

Well, really, when aren’t they upset and carrying on like a 5 year told he/she can’t have a cookie?

Rickert’s controversial statements, along with his decision to block Ward from arguing that his pipeline protest was necessary to prevent harm to the planet, angered environmentalists who insist that American courts have an obligation to recognize the science and consensus among researchers about man-made climate change.

“I thought it was shocking and deeply worrisome for my case,” said Ward, 60, of Corbett, Oregon, who temporarily shut off the safety valve of the TransMountain pipeline in Skagit County. “We are in the late stages of global collapse, and to have someone who is presumably as knowledgeable and aware as a judge should be blithely dismissing the biggest problem facing the world is chilling.”

Global collapse!

Ward admits he intentionally broke the law. Eric Worrall notes, in regards to the “necessity defense”

Even if climate change is as serious a threat as Ken Ward believes, his actions likely endangered lives, rather than preventing imminent loss of life. A close family relative used to work in an oil refinery, my understanding is abruptly closing the emergency shutdown valve on an oil pipeline can cause the pipe to rupture, which can lead to life threatening fires and other serious consequences.

BTW, didn’t Ward and his compatriots take fossil fueled vehicles to their little law breaking and creating a danger to other people demonstration?

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4 Responses to “Warmists Very Upset That Judge Says ‘Climate Change’ Is A Matter Of Debate”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Does “apoplectic” mean splodey head?

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    Sessions nomination advanced out of committee 11-9.
    At least the dems had the courtesy to show up.
    Old hag in pink starts yelling and shit, gets thrown out.

    Trying to find the splodey head emoji.

  3. Admin says:

    Can we get this material into the judge’s hands?


    What We Know About Climate Change: Professor Kerry Emanuel – This covers almost everything – the basic causes of climate change (orbital and chemical), the history of understanding climate change, likely temperature scenarios, the effect of clouds and other uncertainties.
    Climate Change as a Perfect Storm: Prof Alden Griffith – video showing human caused, projections
    Jennifer Francis: A New Arctic Feedback
    Why People Don’t Believe In Climate Science

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    Bill Nye demolishes climate deniers: “The single most important thing we can do now is talk about climate change”
    Academics For Hire Exposed
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    NASA 97% Scientific Consensus Warming Is Human Caused – Multiple sources cited.
    The 97 Percent Scientific Consensus on Climate Change Is Wrong—It’s Even Higher
    Consensus on consensus: a synthesis of consensus estimates on human-caused global warming
    NASA study sheds new insights into global warming trends – no hiatus, missing heat into oceans, still warming up

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    Human domination of the biosphere: Rapid discharge of the earth-space battery foretells the future of humankind
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    Abrupt Climate Change: there’s strength in the science – Rapid climate change, escalating warming
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  4. R James says:

    The judge is only calling it as it is. Ward broke the law intentionally and should pay the penalty and all associated costs. He’s trying to force has beliefs on others.

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