The Oregon Court of Appeals has agreed to hear a climate change lawsuit brought by two teens from Eugene. One of the two plaintiffs, 16-year old Kelsey Juliana, is featured in a recent short film-- Kelsey Juliana: "Climate change is affecting Oregon because we're seeing droughts, we're seeing warmer temperatures and also we're seeing more fires." Juliana and another Eugene teen, 12-year old Olivia Chernaik, are suing the state of Oregon. Portland attorney Tanya Sanerib is representing the two teens. The suit alleges the state is violating the public trust doctrine. Sanerib says it obligates government to protect natural resources. If the 3-judge panel finds in favor of the plaintiffs, she says, Oregon will need to develop a climate recovery plan.Here's the key: "We're seeing droughts, we're seeing warmer temperatures and also we're seeing more fires." Okay, Kommie Kids, I'll give you the fires. But forest officials agree that these big fires are caused by bad maintenance plus suburban invasion. Smokey the Bear meant complete suppression of necessary fires, and idiot rich dickheads have been building houses in the middle of forests. Those are specifically human-created problems, unrelated to "climate change". (Of course nothing is truly related to "climate change" except criminal speculators making huge profits by starving everyone else, but we'll leave that aside for the moment.) Forest officials are trying hard to solve the Smokey Bear problem by doing more controlled burns. We can only hope that the invasive rich dickheads will get burned out figuratively or literally. But I won't give you the "warmer temperatures and droughts", because those are absolutely false claims. Say kids, what time is it? Especially you in the peanut gallery, sing along:
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Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.