'In the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.'
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Lost Souls

I read this story and and came away thinking that Al Gore should be ashamed of himself for destroying any future these poor, misguided kids ever had of making successful lives for themselves.  So sad:
An Inconvenient Lawsuit: Teenagers Take Global Warming to the Courts
By Katherine Ellison, The Atlantic

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.

"I think a lot of young people realize that this is an urgent time, and that we're not going to solve this problem just by riding our bikes more," Loorz said in an interview.

While teenagers serve as the public face of the lawsuit, the idea itself came from Julia Olson, an attorney based in Eugene, Oregon. Olson founded an organization called Our Children's Trust after watching the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Truth while she was seven months pregnant. Her idea to invite kids to become plaintiffs in a suit against the government was partly inspired by her colleague Mary Christina Wood, director of the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program at the University of Oregon. Wood has spent her career studying the public trust doctrine, most recently devising a strategy she has dubbed Atmospheric Trust Litigation to apply that theory to the climate. [link]
What strange creatures these environmentalists are. Sucking children into their paranoid world of delusion, apocalypse, and impending doom. Strange and demented.

Frightening little children, for God's sake.

They should all be ashamed of themselves.