Last Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that the federal common law claim of public nuisance for global warming by greenhouse gases by the Alaskan Village of Kivalina was displaced by the Clean Air Act and Environmental Protection Agency regulations. “Our conclusion obviously does not aid Kivalina, which itself is […]

Al Jazeera English reported on efforts by Bangladesh and other small island nations to petition the UN General Assembly to request a hearing by the International Court of Justice on accountability for climate change. Bangladesh views an ICJ decision as a way to hold industrialized nations accountable for damages caused by climate change. Michael Gerrard, […]

The High Court of New Zealand has dismissed an application for judicial review of climate data published by a government-owned research institute.  The challenge was brought by the New Zealand Climate Science Education Trust, which is affiliated with the NZ Climate Science Coalition, a group whose website states that they are “concerned at the misleading information being disseminated […]

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