I must have missed a few days in class as a history major, and later, while in law school. Apparently hiding between the lines of the United States Constitution is a “right” to a “safe climate.”
So, young people have sued to have their rights protected–supported by the global warming fanatic James Hansen. From his CNN opinion piece:
The plaintiffs are young people, those to whom we are handing an increasingly warmer and destabilized planet. They argue that they have a constitutional right to a safe climate, that they have a right to receive from us a planet that supports all life, just as our forebears gave us. It is correctly a legal argument, but it relates to a fundamental moral question.
The lawsuit won’t go anywhere–but then again, if it is in the Ninth Circuit…
Exactly how would the government guarantee a “safe climate?” Impose government controls that would collapse the economy. I’ll bet young people would be thrilled with that.
Besides, when it comes to global warming, there may be no there, there:
We know without a doubt that gases we are adding to the air have caused a planetary energy imbalance and global warming, already 0.8 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times. This warming is driving an increase in extreme weather, from heat waves and droughts to wildfires and stronger storms (though mistakenly expecting science to instantly document links to specific events misses the forest for the trees).
So, warming is causing all kinds of chaos around the globe–but don’t expect science to prove it. Brilliant.