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‘Major Hurdle’ Cleared as Youth Activists Advance Historic Climate Case

‘Major Hurdle’ Cleared as Youth Activists Advance Historic Climate Case

By Dana Drugmand An unprecedented climate lawsuit brought by six Portuguese youths is to be fast-tracked at Europe’s highest court, it was announced today. The European Court of Human Rights said the case, which accuses 33 European nations of violating the applicants’ right to life by disregarding the climate emergency, would be granted priority status […]

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    All Paris Agreement Signatories Now Have at Least One Climate Change Policy

    All Paris Agreement Signatories Now Have at Least One Climate Change Policy

    A new report highlights the significance of the Paris climate agreement in pushing global climate action. All of the 197 signatories of the landmark accord now have at least one national law or policy on climate change, an analysis published Monday by the London School of Economics (LSE) found. The Global trends in climate change […]

    Across the U.S., Climate Change Lawsuits Are Gaining Steam

    Across the U.S., Climate Change Lawsuits Are Gaining Steam

    The scandal-plagued head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says he’s not sure whether “human activity … is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see.” The president has moved to pull the U.S. out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. And climate-science deniers and skeptics control Congress. But that still leaves […]

    Trial Date Set for Groundbreaking Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

    Trial Date Set for Groundbreaking Kids’ Climate Lawsuit

    A trial date of Oct. 29 has been set for a landmark climate change lawsuit brought by a group of young Americans despite the Trump administration’s efforts to halt the case. Juliana v. United States was filed in 2015 on behalf of 21 plaintiffs who ranged between 8 to 19 years old at the time. […]

    Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit Heads to Federal Appeals Court

    Landmark Youth Climate Lawsuit Heads to Federal Appeals Court

    There has been a significant development in the constitutional climate change lawsuit so far successfully prosecuted by 21 youth plaintiffs: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has decided to hear oral argument over whether the Trump administration can evade trial currently set for Feb. 5, 2018. Oral arguments will be heard before the Ninth Circuit […]

    Kids Suing Trump Get Helping Hand From World’s Most Famous Climate Scientist

    Kids Suing Trump Get Helping Hand From World’s Most Famous Climate Scientist

    By Tim Radford One of the world’s most famous climate scientists has just calculated the financial burden that tomorrow’s young citizens will face to keep the globe at a habitable temperature and contain global warming and climate change—a $535 trillion bill. And much of that will go on expensive technologies engineered to suck 1,000 billion […]

    Trump Files Motion to Delay Kids’ Historic Climate Lawsuit

    Trump Files Motion to Delay Kids’ Historic Climate Lawsuit

    The Trump administration filed a motion Tuesday seeking an appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on a federal judge’s Nov. 10, 2016 order in Juliana v. United States. The Trump administration also filed a motion to delay trial preparation until after its appeal is considered. Kids Name Trump as Defendant in Landmark Climate […]