In a nutshell, high school students have been brainwashed into believing the climate change (global warming) hysteria. Now, they have lent themselves to an effort to bypass elected government in preference for judicial activism.
Alec Loorz turns 18 at the end of this month. While finishing high school and playing Ultimate Frisbee on weekends, he’s also suing the federal government in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C.
The Ventura, California, teen and four other juvenile plaintiffs want government officials to do more to prevent the risks of climate change — the dangerous storms, heat waves, rising sea levels, and food-supply disruptions that scientists warn will threaten their generation absent a major turnabout in global energy policy. Specifically, the students are demanding that the U.S. government start reducing national emissions of carbon dioxide by at least six percent per year beginning in 2013. – An Inconvenient Lawsuit: Teenagers Take Global Warming to the Courts – Katherine Ellison – National – The Atlantic
Is the Earth’s climate warming? Yes, the later part of the 20th century it was. However, for the past decade it has been relatively stable. Is human activity affecting climate change? Yes, of course it is (remember the dust bowl?). But that does not mean that CO2 and the use of fossil fuels is having any significant impact and the science is definitely still out on the subject. When I was growing up it was “settled science” that the Earth was headed for another ice age.
Hopefully (in Tennessee at least) we can have an honest and open debate in our schools about climate change. Then perhaps our high school students can actually learn something about science without the politics.