The threat of global warming is so great that campaigners were justified in causing more than £35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station, a jury decided yesterday. In a verdict that will have shocked ministers and energy companies the jury at Maidstone Crown Court cleared six Greenpeace activists of criminal damage.
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 – such as breaking down the door of a burning house to tackle a fire.
This means that environmentalists in Britain are legally free to destroy any property that can be construed to contribute to alleged global warming. So, if they can legally destroy a coal plant, doesn't that imply that it is legal to destroy automobiles , automobile factories, airplanes, airports, gas stations and refineries? Human beings exhale CO2 so could this be a plausible defense for murder?
Meanwhile, as I have pointed out in past posts, there are many in the scientific community who continue to audaciously postulate that the sun might have something to do with temperature. Imagine that - the sun - c'mon? These scientists believe that we are entering a long period of global cooling. In fact, even the venerable Old Farmers Almanac is predicting cooling:
Based on the same time-honored, complex calculations it uses to predict weather, the Almanac hits the newsstands on Tuesday saying a study of solar activity and corresponding records on ocean temperatures and climate point to a cooler, not warmer, climate, for perhaps the next half century.
"We at the Almanac are among those who believe that sunspot cycles and their effects on oceans correlate with climate changes," writes meteorologist and climatologist Joseph D'Aleo. "Studying these and other factor suggests that cold, not warm, climate may be our future."
In the meantime, feel free to destroy or vandalize anything you think might be causing "global warming."