Climate lawbreakers to face trial

Dr Russel Norman, ex-MP, will be tried for interfering with the operation of the Amazon Warrior in an oil exploration protest off the east coast of the North Island. Judge Nevin Dawson set the trial date for April next year. Serves Norman right, of course, after Dawson J last June offered diversion to the three defendants and they refused it. Tough.

We obviously inhabit a strange legal netherworld, for the Herald can publish front-page photographic proof of Norman’s crime (below), yet the judge apparently finds his denial credible and, instead of sentencing, remands him for trial. Queer.

I fancifully described last April how the judge might have questioned our hero Norman:

“Why did you jump into the sea in front of the large ship, Mr Norman?” asked the judge.

But in the real world, in today’s Herald, Norman says:

“In order to stop oil companies finding new oil and burning it it’s essential that people take action in order to protect the greater good and that’s why we were out there that day and that’s why we are not guilty of the charges.” The defendants would be using a “greater good” defence, he said. “We’re not denying we were in the water out there, what we’re saying is we had to do it in order to prevent runaway climate change. “We’ll be bringing experts in from around the world who are climate experts about these issues and we won’t back down. As Tom Petty said, we’re going to stand our ground. This is incredibly important for the future of us and all of humanity.”

Companies don’t “burn the oil”, their customers do — including Greenpeace when travelling to the crime scene.

What evidence does Greenpeace have to support runaway climate change? It must be none at all, for they would have told us about it by now. These are criminal frauds taking subscriptions from the public under false pretences.

EVEN THE IPCC DO NOT PREDICT RUNAWAY CLIMATE CHANGE. The notion is absurd, illogical, unreasonable, empty of rational thought and unsupported by a speck of evidence. It has not happened in the history of the earth because it cannot happen.

Every “expert” they bring in “from around the world” will testify against the IPCC. They must, for the IPCC don’t support the idea. More importantly, the IPCC do not recommend policy (such as the renouncing of productive, reliable and freely available fossil fuels), because it’s engraved in stone in their founding document that they will not.

Now, since Norman’s arguments about the greater good have failed to quash the charges, they will also fail to prevent conviction and real punishment. Tough.

6 Thoughts on “Climate lawbreakers to face trial

  1. Russel ‘Give me back my flag’ Norman motoring around in a big Greenpeace launch burning fossil fuels in the name of protesting fossil fuels reminds me of Dennis N Horne’s hypocrisy of flying planes as a hobby when he’s not lecturing on the harm of fossil fuels.

    Not to mention Al Gore, Leonardo di Caprio, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, & Bill Gates, who all own private jets, Harrison Ford (owns 7 planes), or Hillary Clinton who took a private jet just 20 miles from Martha’s Vineyard to Nantucket for a fundraiser, & former President Barack Obama who has taken more than his fair share of private jets and helicopters since leaving the White House.

    How many poor, innocent, cuddly polar bear cubs will die a slow & horrific death of starvation as a result of Russel Norman’s evil fossil fueled publicity stunt.

    Nobody pays attention to a hypocrite.

  2. Another peer reviewed paper confirming the ‘hiatus’ and the failure of the climate models:

    http://www.iieta.org/sites/default/files/Journals/IJHT/35.Sp01_03.pdf

    [The evidence is now overwhelming. – RT]

  3. Hemimck on October 9, 2017 at 10:35 am said:

    10 years of NIWA research shows that Law of Partial Pressures still works 65 km off the Otago Coast. Absorbed CO2 at ocean surface follows level of CO2 in the atmosphere – but more research is required.

    http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1710/S00014/10th-anniversary-of-ocean-acidification-research.htm

    [Yes, droll, sir: “This has shown the water acidifying at the same rate as carbon dioxide levels have risen in the atmosphere.” An outstanding result! Anyone in doubt about the reality of partial pressures will be greatly relieved to hear them confirmed. Well done, NIWA. – RT]

  4. Kleinefeldmaus on October 12, 2017 at 7:37 pm said:

    This man is only in it for the publicity it brings. A typical showman’s approach. He is shameless. I did this little animation for a local blog at the time.

    Russell Norman – prize ijit

  5. Kleinefeldmaus on October 12, 2017 at 7:41 pm said:

    This man is quite shameless and is only in this for the publicity – a common ploy by such folk these days.
    I did this animation at the time for a local blog.

    Russell Norman – prize ijit

  6. In other news, Trump appoints climate sceptic Kathleen Hartnett as senior environmental adviser

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/politics/ct-trump-nominates-kathleen-hartnett-white-20171014-story.html

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