This came about earlier this month, but I am finally getting to it. As you may recall, a bunch of Democrat attorneys general recently decided it would be a good idea to actually prosecute people for suggesting that the theory of man-made climate change -- "theory" means no one can prove or disprove it at the moment -- is not correct. I mentioned that previously here.
Well, some of those attorneys general decided they would pursue subpoenas. Oops:
Free-speech advocates have reason to cheer as two state attorneys general have walked back their subpoenas against Exxon Mobil Corp., tacitly admitting that their climate-change harassment lacks a legal basis.The "legal" approach to suppress opposition to anthropogenic global warming -- the theory that man-made effects are causing global warming, a ludicrous theory considering the warming/cooling history of the planet and the fact that they data simply do not support the theory -- apparently has gone tits up. The AGs of New York and California have not given up on their subpoenas against ExxonMobil yet, but The California AG is just trying to burnish her lefty credentials for her bid to replace Barbara Boxer, the retiring stupidest member of the U.S. Senate (don't bother Googling it -- it won't show up anymore, even though it used to and she has been given that honor many times). The New York AG has a favorable state law to use, because he lives in a state governed by Communists, but he won't be pursuing it for long.
Virgin Islands AG Claude Walker recently withdrew his subpoena of Exxon Mobil. He was a leader among the 17 AGs charging that the oil giant defrauded shareholders by hiding the truth about global warming. That’s hard to prove when the company’s climate-change research was published in peer-reviewed journals.
Meantime, Massachusetts AG Maura Healey filed court documents declaring she won’t enforce her subpoena against Exxon until the oil giant’s countersuits against the AGs are settled. Exxon has sued Ms. Healey in Texas federal court to quash her subpoena as a violation of its First and Fourth Amendment rights. Mrs. Healey clearly sensed the political dangers of dragging her office on a long, anti-free-speech march and is putting the investigation to the side.
Nobody except greenie lunatics think this approach is legitimate. Maryland's AG is on board with this movement. Under their theory, I am subject to subpoena for speaking out against the AGW theory. The problem is, I can actually explain the theory, and Maryland's AG cannot. These subpoenas were dropped because the AGs didn't want to lose the court fights that would result, and they knew they would lose.
Doubt me? Name the First Law of Global Warming. Or the First Law of Climate Change. Or whatever they are calling it these days. For those of you climatistas in the audience, the First Law of Thermodynamics is:
The 1st Law of Thermodyamics simply states that energy can be neither created nor destroyed (conservation of energy). Thus power generation processes and energy sources actually involve conversion of energy from one form to another, rather than creation of energy from nothing.Physics involves laws when things are known. It does not when things are not known. Please tell me the First Law of Global Warming. Or Climate Change. Or whatever. Otherwise, stop boring me with your bullshit.