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2016 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #46

Posted on 12 November 2016 by John Hartz

A chronological listing of the news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week.

Sun Nov 6, 2016

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  1. For those interested in other Climate Change news from this past week, Mary Ellen Harte at HuffPo does a listing (link).

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  2. Check out the interesting case of Juliana et al. versus the United States, where bounch of youngsters aged 8-19, with the help of Jim Hansen, alleged US govs (and president Obama in particular), be thier lack of action to stop climate change. infringe on their rights to have the decent future guaranteed by the 5th Amendment.

    In judge's opinion and order the case has the merit to proceed. It will be interesting how far it goes. From the moral point of view, everyone agrees that those young poeple's future is screwed, especially upon the iselection when we just tansitioned from the informed but inept gov under  Obama, to a terrifyingly stupid, childish narcicist, who's going to make matters far worse than they are now. But it's unprecedented that those young paople are finding support in US constitution to proceed their case. If the democratic avenues are failing us (i.e. those who care about the future of the planet and human civilisation) maybe legal avanues like this one will not fail...

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  3. chriskoz@2
    That would be a great action.

    I think an even more powerful action would be a lawsuit claiming that Comey, and therefore the FBI and therefore the USA Government, deliberately and unjustifiably defamed Hillary making a critical difference in the razor thin victory by those who would keep the USA from helping to reduce USA participation in the damaging, ultimately dead-end, global pursuits of benefit from burning fossil fuels (particularly damaging and unacceptable is any already reasonably fortunate person getting more fortunate - or staying fortunate longer - from that activity as it is globally curtailed). Proof of the impact of Comey's unjustified action would be the clear boost to the Trump and Republican poll numbers after Comey's.

    What would be even better is for that lawsuit to be considered to be a class-action lawsuit for all of the future members of humanity and all of the current day members of humanity negatively affected by the disrespectful damaging selfish actions of that portion of the American population. The amount of the claim would be the total expected future costs of the deliberate efforts to delay or diminish action today, many Trillions of dollars.

    Unfortunately the politically partisan Supreme Court that will be made-up by the unAmerican Trump-Republicans will almost certainly be 5 -4 against 'any ruling that favours the future of humanity contrary to the interests of the group behind the Trump-Republican-"Unite the deplorable Right" pursuers of power and wealth'. (As I stated in another comment, America has claimed to be the global leader of humanity to a better future for all.)

    Getting that biased 5-4 Supreme Court was one of the main motivations mentioned by American voters against Hillary - not wanting a Supreme Court that would be 5-4 in favour of the advancement of humanity contrary to their interests.

    That biased Supreme Court (and it is clearly biased - less reason to doubt that than there is to doubt climate science) can impact the advancement of humanity far longer than elected power obtained by people opposed to the advancement of humanity could maintain its unjustified influence.

    Trump's power may be crippled in 2 years if the Republicans lose control of the House and Senate in the mid-term election. And the entire group of "appealers to deplorables like Unite the deplorable Right" could be essentially irrelevant in 4 years. But the 5-4 biased Supreme Court that will be set next year will literally live on until its members die or choose to resign and are replaced by judges biased toward the advancement of humanity to a lasting better future for all.

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  4. One Planet@3,

    Very sadly, maybe sadder than this election, your opinion and prediction about the bias of future Supreme Court is true. So cases like Juliana et al. versus the United States have very small chance of ultimate success.

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