Sunday, December 05, 2004

Sue me

Reuters reports that global warming may spawn lawsuits from low-lying nations that expect to lose considerable land mass or get swallowed up by rising sea levels in this century. The Climate Justice Program believes that as with tobacco, climate change is a broad public harm that can be addressed, in part, through legal action.

Eight states and New York City are already suing power plants for their contributions to global warming.

When people started suing tobacco companies, no one believed they could win. Will the climate lawyers prove the skeptics wrong again?

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