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The Fraudulent Misrepresentation of Climate Science

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James Flynn

on 26 November 2013

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Transcript of The Fraudulent Misrepresentation of Climate Science

The Fraudulent Misrepresentation
of Climate Science
[M]an-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.
CO2 cannot cause global warming.
[Anthropogenic global warming] contradicts what we call the 1st law of thermodynamics. Energy can be neither created nor destroyed
Existing Causes of Action
The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic.

Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47, 52 (1919)
One Large Burning Theater
Arctic Sea Ice
Reality v. Misrepresentation
* Causation
* Reliance
* Intent
* Standing
The atmospheric temperature record between 1978 and 2000 (both from satellites and, independently, from radiosondes) doesn't show a warming. Neither does the ocean.
Funding Distortion
Koch Brothers
Western Fuels Association

U.S. v. Alvarez, 132 S. Ct. 2537 (2012)
Falsity alone is not sufficient to render speech unprotected; the speech must also touch upon a legally cognizable injury or protectable government interest

Indeed, there may be forms of false speech that have "been historically unprotected, but have not yet been specifically identified or discussed as such in our case law”
Global warming is a hoax!
Arctic sea ice is recovering just fine.
* Falsity
1.A false statement of material fact 2.Knowingly or recklessly made
3.With the intent to delay or derail
attempts to combat climate change.
4. Presumed reliance
5. Presumed or actual damages, depending
Lying to Government Officials
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