Where's an honest Bush appointee when you really need one? Somebody get Judge John E. Jones III on the phone, right now.
Then, with a little science & good judgment, by this time next year we might see headlines across frontpages across the nation, if not the Daily Mail, along the lines of:
"JUDGEMENT DAY: CLIMATE DENIAL ON TRIAL"
That report an historic Memorandum Opinion like Dover's:
The proper application of both the endorsement and [smell] tests to the facts of this case makes it abundantly clear that the [Texas Climate Change Denial] Policy violates the [Climate Science]. In making this determination, we have addressed the seminal question of whether [Climate Change Denial] is science. We have concluded that it is not, and moreover that [Climate Change Denial] cannot uncouple itself from its [Exxon Mobil money], and thus [Big Oil profits].
Both Defendants and many of the leading proponents of [Climate Change Denial] make a bedrock assumption which is utterly false. Their presupposition is that the [Anthropogenic Global Warming] theory is antithetical to [Climate Science] and to [science] in general. Repeatedly in this trial, Plaintiffs’ scientific experts testified that the theory of [Anthropogenic Global Warming] represents good science, is overwhelmingly accepted by the scientific community, and that it in no way conflicts with, nor does it deny, the existence of [Climate Change].
To be sure, the [Anthropogenic Global Warming] theory of [Climate Change] is imperfect. However, the fact that a scientific theory cannot yet render an explanation on every point should not be used as a pretext to thrust an untestable alternative hypothesis grounded in [Anti-science denial & Exxon Mobil money] into the [peer-reviewed] science or to misrepresent well-established scientific propositions.
The citizens of [Texas] were poorly served by the members of the [Governor's administration] who [promoted] the [Climate Science Denial] Policy. It is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly touted their [Anti-science] convictions in public, would time and again lie to cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the [Climate Science Denial].Now, that really would be American History!
re: "I trust climate scientiests more than I trust Texas politicians."