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Research Suggests Climate Change Lawsuits Can Be Strengthened By Invoking Public Health

May 21st, 2018 | by Nexus Media

Judges appear more comfortable ruling on matters of public health than litigating climate science. In a landmark case on the EPA’s role in regulating carbon pollution, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia famously said, “I told you before I’m not a scientist. That’s why I don’t want to have to deal with global warming, to tell you the truth.” When jurists don’t want to reckon with science, it’s bad news for climate lawsuits

Climate Change Lawsuits Are Increasingly Showing Up In Court

September 15th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

When it comes to climate change policy, don’t underestimate the power of the courts. That’s the message from new research that analyzes the growing — but under-recognized — role of the judiciary in the fate of climate change regulations, and the increasing influence of science in climate litigation

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