Now we have a Federal judge in San Francisco that wants to be tutored in climate change science. U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup wants to hear the history and the pros and cons of climate change and global warming. This will allow him to better judge the oil companies in what did they know and when did they know it. San Francisco and Oakland want Big Oil to be found guilty of a coverup like Big Tobacco and fork over millions and millions. Can you see where this is going? Read on, please.
As Written and Reported By Stuart Leavenworth for McClatchy DC:
A federal judge in San Francisco has ordered parties in a landmark global warming lawsuit to hold what could be the first-ever U.S. court hearing on the science of climate change.
The proceeding, scheduled for March 21 by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup, will feature lawyers for Exxon, BP, Chevron and other oil companies pitted against those for San Francisco and Oakland — California cities that have accused fossil fuel interests of covering up their role in contributing to global warming.
“This will be the closest that we have seen to a trial on climate science in the United States, to date,” said Michael Burger, a lawyer who heads the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University.
Experts on both sides say Alsup’s call for a climate change “tutorial” is unlike anything they’ve heard of before.
“I don’t know of any judge who has asked for a tutorial like this,” said Steven E. Koonin, a physicist and former Energy Department undersecretary known for his contrarian views on global warming research. “I think it is a great idea. Anybody having to make a decision about climate science needs to understand the full spectrum of what we know and what we…..
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