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Saturday, October 21, 2023

In the heart of one of my home states, California, a landmark lawsuit is sending shockwaves through the world as it unravels the intricate web of deception surrounding global warming and climate change.

This legal battle is not just about holding oil companies accountable; it's about unearthing the evidence that reveals the undeniable impact of climate change on our planet.

As the courtroom drama unfolds, jurors are faced with a critical question: What is the evidence for climate change, and how do we distinguish fact from fiction?
The defense will argue that indirect indicators, such as a terrifying quartet of droughts, wildfires, super-rain floods, and hurricanes, have not significantly worsened over the past 40-50 years on a global scale, despite a nearly 1-degree Celsius rise in global temperatures.
These tragic weather extremes are the indicators of devastation, capable of triggering famines, flooding, mass migrations, and government instability – the dire consequences of climate change.

It is the indirect indicators that need to be closely looked at.

These indirect indicators of climate change are the silent alarms that have been sounding for decades.
They represent the danger events that can inflict massive damage and impose astronomical costs on repairing infrastructure and the economy.
However, the question remains: Are these extreme events really indicative of climate change, or is there more to the story than meets the eye?

The year 2020 sent shockwaves through the world, with a barrage of extreme weather events that left us all in awe.
These events are often cited as proof of climate change, but the truth lies in the data. Pointing fingers is easy, but proving causation is a different story.
For scientists, proof requires a meticulous examination of long-term data, aiming to discern whether history exhibits a discernible trend of worsening conditions.

To truly understand the impact of climate change, we must look beyond tales and headlines.
For instance, has there been a noticeable increase in the frequency of hurricanes since 1980?
Are there more Category 5 hurricanes occurring during a period of almost 1-degree Celsius global temperature rise?

The California lawsuit promises to shed light on these critical questions and more.
It is a pivotal moment in our collective fight against climate change, where facts and evidence will be scrutinized to uncover the truth that lies beneath the headlines.
As the jury deliberates, the world watches, knowing that the verdict may not only hold oil companies accountable but also serve as a wake-up call for us all.

In a world grappling with the consequences of our actions, this lawsuit is a reminder that the pursuit of truth and justice is more vital than ever.
As we await the jury's decision, one thing is certain: the battle to confront climate change and protect our planet rages on, and the evidence presented in this courtroom may be the catalyst for change we so desperately need.

“Preservation of our environment is not a liberal or conservative challenge, it's common sense.” Ronald Reagan


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