Thursday, February 10, 2011

Unleash the Lawyers of Climate Change

What always follows junk science and stupid politics? Lawyers and lawsuits, of course. After all, most politicians are blood-sucking lawyers. Need to find something that stinks? Just follow the rats surrounding it.

Thankfully, truth is winning out and this garbage has been exposed for the boondoggle that it is.

PARIS — From being a marginal and even mocked issue, climate-change litigation is fast emerging as a new frontier of law where some believe hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake.

Compensation for losses inflicted by man-made global warming would be jaw-dropping, a payout that would make tobacco and asbestos damages look like pocket money.
Imagine: a country or an individual could get redress for a drought that destroyed farmland, for floods and storms that created an army of refugees, for rising seas that wiped a small island state off the map.

In the past three years, the number of climate-related lawsuits has ballooned, filling the void of political efforts in tackling greenhouse-gas emissions.

[From AFP: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash]