Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Climate Change in the Dock

For John, BLUFIt sort of reminds me of the movie Miracle on 34th Street.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

I would think that the headline leaves something to be desired.  How about "Obama Sued Over Climate Change"?

Here is the lead for the article by Mr Jazz Saw, at Hot Air:`

This was a story which first popped up a week ago, but I’d originally assumed it was an article from The Onion.  Hey, who knew? Turns out it’s real.  CNN covered it last Friday and it deals with a group of mostly children (plaintiffs ranging in age from 9-20) who are suing the United States government because… (drum roll) climate change is threatening their future.  The interesting aspect of their coverage was that they assumed that this was going to be a problem for Donald Trump.
That is to say, President Obama is being sued.  Apparently not the Presidency but the person of President Barack Obama.  I guess the theory is that President Obama has been an implicit Climate Change Denier.

Here is Mr Saw's cynical view, in the last paragraph:

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this case will never go anywhere.  But someone saw fit to allow it to move forward and the anti-energy media will have a field day with it during the slow, post-election news cycle.
By the way, here is Judge Ann Aiken's ruling, all 54 pages of it.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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