I can see how Europeans would favor something like this,
Many stakeholders try to profit from or influence the scientific literature in ways that do not necessarily serve science or enhance its benefits to society. The number of science journal titles and articles is steadily increasing; many millions of scientists coauthor scientific papers, and perverse reward systems do not help improve the quality of this burgeoning corpus.
In addition, deceptive, rogue actors, such as predatory and pirate publishers, fake reviewers, and paper mills continue to threaten the integrity of peer review and scientific publication.
Even outright fraud may be becoming more common—or may simply be recognized and reported more frequently than before.
What's the per capita emissions of vatican city?
Pope Francis rebukes 'irresponsible' US on climate change compared to China, says world's at 'breaking point'
"If we consider that emissions per individual in the United States are about two times greater than those of individuals living in China, and about seven times greater than the average of the poorest countries, we can state that a broad change in the irresponsible lifestyle connected with the Western model would have a significant long-term impact," he wrote.
After taking square aim at the United States, Francis heightened the alarm about the "irreversible" harm to people and the planet already underway and lamented that once again, the world’s poor and most vulnerable are paying the highest price. The pope said, "The necessary transition towards clean energy sources such as wind and solar energy, and the abandonment of fossil fuels, is not progressing at the necessary speed."
The document comes as an update to Pope Francis' landmark 2015 encyclical on the environment titled "Laudato Si," meaning "Praise Be." In that 180-page encyclical, the head of the Catholic Church notably scolded climate change deniers and called for an "ecological conversion" among the faithful.
The pope paid particular attention to the disproportionate responsibility of rich countries for climate change.
“If we consider that emissions per individual in the United States are about two times greater than those of individuals living in China, and about seven times greater than the average of the poorest countries, we can state that a broad change in the irresponsible lifestyle connected with the Western model would have a significant long-term impact,” he wrote.
It seems the good pope’s been listening to the “experts” — not the 1600 bona fide ones that recently signed a declaration declaring the “climate change” hoax a manufactured crisis, but rather the ones handpicked and groomed by the multinational corporate state for social engineering purposes in exchange for God-knows-what (money, career opportunities, grants, etc.).
Based on NASA satellite data, September 2023 had the highest temperature anomaly (i.e., difference from average) on record. It was 0.9C warmer than the 1991-2020 average.
They're basically attempting to bankrupt industries that they don't like to make them shut down.
New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia have also filed similar [to California] suits.
Multnomah County, Oregon, which includes Portland, is one of many local governments suing fossil fuel companies. The Oregon suit accuses the companies of causing damages suffered during a heat dome event, which the suit argues wouldn’t have happened were it not for the carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels.
The county is seeking $51 billion for measures to improve healthcare services and infrastructure to protect the county from future weather events.
Many of these suits, Skinner said, exploit public nuisance laws, which are long-standing common law torts that seek to address local concerns and harmful conduct that impacts all members of a community.
They’re trying to reshape the economy into the image they want using these legal theories, and the losers are everybody who wants to live their lives and buy the things they want to buy. That’s what this is all about. It’s about pushing progressive lifestyle choices on everybody.