RICO-teering: How climate activists ‘knew’ they were going to pin the blame on Exxon

Posted: November 3, 2015 by tallbloke in solar system dynamics

Uh-oh… Oreskes alert…

Shub Niggurath Climate

Picture this.

You are a scientist. You wake up one morning and go:

“Why don’t I write a letter to the US Attorney General asking her to throw fossil fuel companies in jail under the RICO act?

It would be my civic deed for the day”.

Sounds plausible?

No it doesn’t. Climate scientists have a penchant for signing activist letters. But letters pushing legal advice to an Attorney General recommending prosecution of opponents?

So where do these strange ideas come from?

Step forward ‘Climate Accountability Institute’

The Climate Accountability Institute (CAI) is a small front attempting to marry ‘climate concerns’ to environmentalism and tobacco prohibitionist tactics. But ‘small’ is a relative term in the climate activist world.

In 2012 the CAI held a ‘workshop’ in La Jolla California. It was ‘conceived’ by Naomi Oreskes and others, and called ‘Establishing Accountability for Climate Change Damages: Lessons from Tobacco Control.’ Stanton Glantz, a prominent…

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  1. There’s always more, as I noted at the #2 comment at Shub’s blog, but do stay tuned at my GelbspanFiles blog for one more detail in my next post there. Shub quoted a particular statement from Oreskes’ pal Stanton Glantz, which apparently utterly contradicts a long-term situation.

  2. oldbrew says:

    Corporations causing sea level to rise? These folk are one sandwich short of a picnic.

  3. ren says:

    The temperature of the lower stratosphere over the southern polar circle is clearly below the average minimum.

  4. “Why are non-tobacco documents in The Legacy Tobacco Documents Library? Pt 2”
    http://gelbspanfiles.com/?p=3291 (free to anyone to re-blog as they wish)

  5. oldbrew says:

    See you in court: ‘CEI sues George Mason University over RICO20 records’