Pielke, Jr.: The Washington Post and two dozen other news organizations oppose Mr. Mann’s lawsuit, explaining: “While Mann essentially claims that he can silence critics because he is ‘right,’ the judicial system should not be the arbiter of either scientific truth or correct public policy.” The lawsuit, they argue, will “chill the expression of opinion on a wide range of important scientific and public policy issues.” But Mr. Mann’s departure from scientific norms has met with no sanctions from his peers. To the contrary, since he filed his lawsuits, he has earned more than 20 professional “honors and awards.” He is celebrated as a champion in climate scientists’ war against “deniers.”
How far is Rieder is willing to go with his addled attack on having children? This far:
"If I release a murderer from prison, knowing full well that he intends to kill innocent people, then I bear some responsibility for those deaths — even though the killer is also fully responsible. My having released him doesn’t make him less responsible (he did it!). But his doing it doesn’t eliminate my responsibility either. Something similar is true, I think, when it comes to having children."
Morano donned the uniform of a ship’s officer and welcomed “climate hustlers” of all kinds aboard Greenpeace’s “diesel-powered climate propaganda boat.” “Pandering politicians, green energy profiteers, power-hungry UN bureaucrats, and clueless climate activists, Greenpeace has a berth for you,” Marc said, “Welcome aboard!”
Greenpeace campaigners were none too happy to have CFACT at their boat. “You’ll have to leave and show us respect,” they said. “Respect?!” we laughed. “Last night Greenpeace occupied a German power plant,” we replied. "Greenpeace never respects anyone." Will you promise Greenpeace will be respectful to others from now on?” we inquired. This short circuited their wiring.
Greenpeace was not amused and called the police. But the climate skeptics were all finished and gone by the time any police arrived.
NYT: After declaring that “climate change is an issue determining our destiny as mankind,” Ms. Merkel acknowledged that Germany was likely to miss the goals it had set itself for cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 because of its continued reliance on coal power. While vowing to grapple with the issue, she said that phasing out coal use would require “tough discussions” with German policymakers in the weeks ahead.