The alleged criminal scheme has been running for decades, and thousands of scientists working in meteorology, atmospheric physics, oceanography, plant biology and other climate-related fields of research have been intimidated or even retaliated against, the complaint states. Thus, the complaint does not rely on the dubious doctrine "fraud is not speech," but alleges grave crimes.
Further, the lawsuit accuses the defendants of creating the political polarization around the climate issue, and claims that the enterprise set up and operated by the defendants and their allies has been intentionally degrading American scientific education and scientific research in order to advance its goals. It alleges that the defendants utilized a large network of corrupt officials, pseudo-scientists, media front groups, and "marketing accessories," all operating under complete control or undue influence of the defendants, to spread misinformation about the climate.
The complaint is being filed ahead of the expected class action lawsuits and criminal prosecutions against members of the alleged criminal enterprise, whose collective assets are likely to exceed $200 Billion.
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