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    Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    PARIS From being a marginal and even mocked issue, climate-change litigation is fast emerging as a new frontier of law where some believe hundreds of billions of dollars are at stake.
    Compensation for losses inflicted by man-made global warming would be jaw-dropping, a payout that would make tobacco and asbestos damages look like pocket money.
    Imagine: a country or an individual could get redress for a drought that destroyed farmland, for floods and storms that created an army of refugees, for rising seas that wiped a small island state off the map.
    In the past three years, the number of climate-related lawsuits has ballooned, filling the void of political efforts in tackling greenhouse-gas emissions.
    Eyeing the money-spinning potential, some major commercial law firms now place climate-change litigation in their Internet shop window.
    Seminars on climate law are often thickly attended by corporations that could be in the firing line -- and by the companies that insure them.
    But legal experts sound a note of caution, warning that this is a new and mist-shrouded area of justice.
    AFP: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    Remember folks, who would win a case against big tobacco, what a stupid idea...
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    AFP: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    Remember folks, who would win a case against big tobacco, what a stupid idea...
    The way to deal with environmental litigants is to offshore everything. Then there will be no jobs for Americans, and we can blame environmentalists for killing jobs.

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    Re: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    The way to deal with environmental litigants is to offshore everything. Then there will be no jobs for Americans, and we can blame environmentalists for killing jobs.
    Wait till someone figures out a way to say... sue the GOP for not passing Climate Change legislation or some other absurdity.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    I grazed my knee on concrete when I slipped over in the rain, obviously the rain was due to global warming, who can I sue?
    So follow me into the desert
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    Re: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I grazed my knee on concrete when I slipped over in the rain, obviously the rain was due to global warming, who can I sue?
    You laugh, somewhere, someone is trying to find that loophole.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    You laugh, somewhere, someone is trying to find that loophole.
    I agree with this though, if you can prove that an individual or a corporations actions led directly, solely and incontrovertibly to a weather event, you should be entitled to compensation just for being able to prove that.
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    Re: Climate change: Dogs of law are off the leash

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I agree with this though, if you can prove that an individual or a corporations actions led directly, solely and incontrovertibly to a weather event, you should be entitled to compensation just for being able to prove that.
    if someone could actually prove this climate mumbo jumbo we wouldn't spend so much time arguing the point.
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