This today from Barry Brill, who saw it on Scoop.
Law student sues climate minister over poor emissions targets
A 24-year-old Hamilton woman is suing the Government over its emissions reduction targets, saying they do not go far enough to tackle climate change.
Sarah Thomson, who just completed a law degree at the University of Waikato, has just filed judicial review proceedings against the Minister for Climate Change Issues. She claims that Tim Groser has failed his ministerial duties by not setting emissions targets that reflect the scientific consensus on climate change.
The High Court will now be asked to review the legality and reasonableness of New Zealand’s emissions targets.
Sarah, you’re poorly informed. Just two significant facts will spoil the case you want to bring.
- The consensus does not exist.
- All the emissions targets in the world won’t noticeably lower the temperature.
A recent study utilising the same computer tool used by the IPCC concluded:
All climate policies by the US, China, the EU and the rest of the world, implemented from the early 2000s to 2030 and sustained through the century, will likely reduce global temperature rise about 0.17°C in 2100.
There is much more than this. You should start studying the matter before the truth comes to ruin your crusade.