Earth In The Lurch

I actually think this might be a good idea:

An Inconvenient Lawsuit: Teenagers Take Global Warming to the Courts

Alec Loorz turns 18 at the end of this month. While finishing high school and playing Ultimate Frisbee on weekends, he’s also suing the federal government in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.

The Ventura, California, teen and four other juvenile plaintiffs want government officials to do more to prevent the risks of climate change — the dangerous storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, and food-supply disruptions that scientists warn will threaten their generation absent a major turnabout in global energy policy. Specifically, the students are demanding that the U.S. government start reducing national emissions of carbon dioxide by at least six percent per year beginning in 2013.

“I think a lot of young people realize that this is an urgent time, and that we’re not going to solve this problem just by riding our bikes more,” Loorz said in an interview.

The youth — represented, pro bono, by the Burlingame, California, law firm of former U.S. Republican congressman Paul “Pete” McCloskey, a co-founder of Earth Day — filed the suit, Alec L. et. al vs. Lisa P. Jackson, et. al, in May of last year. Defendants include not only Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson but the heads of the Commerce, Interior, Commerce, Defense, Energy, and Agriculture departments. This Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Wilkins, an Obama appointee, will hear arguments on the defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint.

Let’s get the “climate science” into open court and see if the “science” can stand up to a standard burden of proof.

3 thoughts on “Earth In The Lurch

  1. The down side to this is the Govt. demands a jury trial, wins and then uses the ruling to destroy what is left of our economy and turn us all into serfs – literally.

  2. An adversarial system requires two adversaries. No adversaries here. The plaintiff’s will argue the Federal Govt. is not doing enough. Eric Holder’s attorneys will “lay down” and say “we were sued and lost”. We are “required” by the Court Order to tax every breath you exhale….

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