Global warming of more than 2C will lead to a violation of fundamental human rights

Dutch DJ Gregor Salto is part of the lawsuitDutch DJ Gregor Salto is part of the lawsuitCCD editor’s note: Sometimes you do a double-take when you read how ridiculous, and desperate, global warmists have become lately. Now they’re taking the Dutch government to court for the possibility their human rights might get violated if there’s a global rise in temperatures of 2°C. From the Beeb:

Campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the government to court for allegedly failing to protect its citizens from climate change.

The class action lawsuit, involving almost 900 citizens, aims to force the government to cut emissions faster.

The first hearing opened in the Hague on Tuesday.

It is said to be the first time in Europe that citizens have tried to hold a state responsible for alleged inaction on climate change.

It is also believed to be the first case in the world in which human rights are used – alongside domestic law – as a legal basis to protect citizens against climate change.

The campaigners, led by the Urgenda Foundation, want the judges to compel the Dutch government to reduce its carbon emissions to 40% below 1990s levels by 2020.

The activists also want the court to declare that global warming of more than 2C will lead to a violation of fundamental human rights worldwide.

Among the plaintiffs is Joos Ockels, wife of the late astronaut Wubbo Ockels, along with DJ Gregor Salto and Nasa climate scientist Prof James Hansen.

“Everybody is waiting for the government to take action but the government has done so little. If the case succeeds, they will be forced to take action,” Salto told the UK’s Guardian newspaper.

The EU has pledged to cut emissions by 40% by 2030, while the US promised last month to reduce its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.

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    GR82DRV

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    If you want a barometer of liberal desperation look no further than the courts. When leftists loose in the court of public opinion they then go to legislation. When they lose there they resort to the legal courts, hoping to find a friendly activist judge who can at least tie things up for months or years.

    Here in Wisconsin the scenario plays over and over as leftists flip their middle digits at the public who consistently out-vote them. A week ago our state voted to amend the constitution allowing the State Supreme Court to elect their own Chief Justice, rather than having the job fall to the Justice with the most seniority. Our current ultra leftist Chief Justice, Shirley Abrahamson, is going to be voted down as Chief by her majority peers so now she is [i]suing[/i] her fellow Justices and the voters of Wisconsin for violating her right to Chief-for-life.

    They’re like zombies that just can’t be killed…

    The sense of leftist entitlement is simply incredible.

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    Moose

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    Urgenda is like the Spanish Inquisition.
    Mark my words!!!
    These nutheads MUST be stopped here and now!!!

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    Gator

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    I would gladly help support a counter suit for the millions of people starved to death each year by these CO2-phobic self loathing and selfish (can you say bipolar?) bastards.

    900 crazies in the Nutterlands. Who would have thought it possible?

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      Gator

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      FYI, There are seven letters in “*******”. 😉

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    Amber

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    What a bizarre claim yet it is a welcome opportunity to have real evidence put before the Court .
    The Climate Con is running out of fossil fuel and now extreme green is spinning in the wind with a vain attempt to regulate the world’s temperature .
    Let them burn up their cash .

    So if it got colder by 2 degrees are someone else’s rights violated ?

    Who would be providing the evidence that it was CO2 and not natural variability doing it’s Mother nature thing when temperatures and climate vary as they have for billions of years ?

    What fraction of 1/100 of a percent does the Netherlands even contribute to human originated CO2 ?

    I look forward to seeing their evidence .

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    pyeatte

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    I just love far-left proclamations that are meaningless and utterly without basis.

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    amirlach

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    Notice the BBC does not allow comments on these stories?

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      Gator

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      [b]B[/b]elievers [b]B[/b]anning [b][b]C[/b][/b]omments?

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    Amber

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    The BBC owes its followers to declare any and all financial investment conflict of interests as should the Guardian in tail spin .

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      Myk

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      The BBC is just the broadcast wing of the Guardian newspaper

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    JayPee

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    The arrogance to make this claim and pretend it’s viable would logically justify claims that the politically driven welfare policies of the last 60 to 80 years has driven obscene taxation of the middle class that must be reimbursed with adjustment for cost of living plus interest.

    Well, how will the leftist pigs respond to that ? It’s their own reasoning.

    Btw, why not talk about reparations for slavery to be paid for by no one has any relation to it ? Punish the middle class for existing is their goal.

    The extreme left says ” soak the rich ” but they only soak the middle class in the hope that they will increase the underclass that the demorat party has never given anything but anticipating lip service for their current vote.

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