The National Weather Service now reports 155 mph winds. That would be up to category 5. These things can happen with climate change.
A necessity defense can be strengthened by showing that a vast number of future casualties are in fact needless and can be averted by prompt action.
It would be nice to show that solar heat can be stored for nighttime winter heating of a house. over 50% of New England’s natural gas use is for heating. Next, it would be nice to show that stored solar heat is one answer for nighttime electricity generation, to replace the other half of natural gas use. Solar power towers do this. The solution to bird kills at power towers, the last known engineering problem, will probably be a more limited concentration of suns, good sunshine management on its way to thermal storage. I can design that!
Why on Eaarth (that’s almost like saying “Why in Hades” these days) isn’t anybody interested in these two projects succeeding quickly? It would be nice to show some culpability (evidence of guilty feelings is a bonus) on the state and federal government’s part.