Gerry Canavan

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Bring on the Climate Trials

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Bring on the climate trials: In a global stunt, a U.S. environmental activist is poised to lodge a $1 billion damages class action lawsuit at the International Criminal Court (ICC) against all world leaders for failing to prevent global warming.

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November 30, 2008 at 8:39 pm

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More Ecology

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More ecology. At a recent Senate hearing, Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) couldn’t get a single energy expert to say that additional drilling is America’s most important issue. And in England, in an astounding act of quasi-jury-nullication, six Greenpeace activists were cleared in causing more than £35,000 worth of damage to a coal-fired power station under the “lawful excuse” clause of the Criminal Damage Act 1971, which “allows damage to be caused to property to prevent even greater damage – such as breaking down the door of a burning house to tackle a fire,” or, in this case, preventing catastrophic climate change.

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September 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm

Crimes Against the Future

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From that same MetaFilter thread, lodurr points to some interesting speculation I’d never seen before about the possibility of “climate trials” and “the tobaccofication of carbon.”

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December 29, 2007 at 10:43 pm

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