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    Victory for America’s Youth: Federal Judge Rules Climate Lawsuit Can Proceed

    Victory for America’s Youth: Federal Judge Rules Climate Lawsuit Can Proceed

    The federal court in Eugene, Oregon decided in favor of 21 youth plaintiffs on Thursday, in their “groundbreaking” constitutional climate lawsuit against President Obama, numerous federal agencies and the fossil fuel industry. U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken rejected all arguments to dismiss raised by the federal government and fossil fuel industry, determining that the […]

    The People vs. Arctic Oil

    The People vs. Arctic Oil

    An unprecedented legal case was filed today against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies to drill for new oil in the Arctic Barents Sea. The plaintiffs, Nature and Youth and Greenpeace Nordic, argue that Norway thereby violates the Paris agreement and the people’s constitutional right to a healthy and safe environment for future generations. […]

    4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

    4 Reasons the Paris Agreement Won’t Solve Climate Change

    Many hail the Paris agreement—set to cross the threshold this week to come into effect—as a panacea for global climate change. Yet tragically, this perspective neglects to take into account the scientific reality of our climate system, which tells a much different story. Our latest research, Young People’s Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions, appeared […]

    Kids vs. Feds: Fate of Historic Climate Lawsuit in 4 Days

    Kids vs. Feds: Fate of Historic Climate Lawsuit in 4 Days

    [Editor’s note: Watch live today, Sept. 13, at 3 p.m. ET, the press event immediately following the ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Ann Aiken on EcoWatch’s Facebook page.] A critical hearing in the landmark climate lawsuit brought by 21 youth plaintiffs across the U.S. will take place in just four days at a federal […]