by Julie Seymour

Galileo, the famous Italian astronomer and scientist, once said, “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.”

Tell that to the UN IPCC and the news media. Presumably, Galileo would find the use of the so-called “scientific consensus” on global warming as the basis to call for prosecution of dissenters unsettling. Everyone should find it downright chilling…

Emails obtained by the Energy & Environment Legal Institute showed several attorneys general planned to meet together to discuss potential litigation against Exxon, and a meeting agenda for March 29 that included presentations from environmental lawyer Matt Pawa and Union of Concerned Scientists’ Peter Frumhoff — both have argued for prosecution of the fossil fuel industry in the past.

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