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New York City sues Oil Companies for Global Warming....

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  1. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    Heres a fun one......

    CITY OF NEW YORK, Plaintiff,
    against
    BP P.L.C.; CHEVRON CORPORATION;CONOCOPHILLIPS; EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION;and ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC


    WHEREFORE, the City respectfully requests a judgment against all Defendants awarding the City:

    1. Compensatory damages in an amount according to proof, for the costs already incurred by the City to protect City infrastructure and property, and to protect the public health, safety, and property of its residents from the impacts of climate change;

    2. Compensatory damages in an amount according to proof, of the costs of actions the City is currently taking and needs to take to protect City infrastructure and property, and to protect the public health, safety, and property of its residents from the impacts of climate change;

    3. An equitable order ascertaining the damages and granting an injunction to abate the public nuisance and trespass that would not be effective unless Defendants fail to pay the court-determined damages for the past and permanent injuries inflicted;

    4. Costs and disbursements of this action as permitted by law;

    5. Attorneys’ fees as permitted by law;

    6. Pre - and post-judgment interest as permitted by law; and

    7. Such other relief as this Court deems just and proper.

    http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/home/dow...ses/2018/complaint-filed-8031957-20180109.pdf

    What a friggin joke.....
     
  2. dogtowner

    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it's comical but if it doesnt get laughed off it is a terrific opportunity to require scientific proof which cannot be produced and will end this foolishness for good and all.
     
  3. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    Not at all, and the joke will be on the likes of you, and Doggie boy. Has it ever passed your mind as to why big oil like Exxon, Shell, BP, and others, are investing so heavily in alternative energy research, and development? This was in 1977:

    https://insideclimatenews.org/news/...confirmed-fossil-fuels-role-in-global-warming

    "In the first place, there is general scientific agreement that the most likely manner in which mankind is influencing the global climate is through carbon dioxide release from the burning of fossil fuels," Black told Exxon's Management Committee, according to a written version he recorded later.

    It was July 1977 when Exxon's leaders received this blunt assessment, well before most of the world had heard of the looming climate crisis.

    A year later, Black, a top technical expert in Exxon's Research & Engineering division, took an updated version of his presentation to a broader audience. He warned Exxon scientists and managers that independent researchers estimated a doubling of the carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration in the atmosphere would increase average global temperatures by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius (4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit), and as much as 10 degrees Celsius (18 degrees Fahrenheit) at the poles. Rainfall might get heavier in some regions, and other places might turn to desert.

    "Some countries would benefit but others would have their agricultural output reduced or destroyed," Black said, in the written summary of his 1978 talk."
     
  4. The Scotsman

    The Scotsman Well-Known Member

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    Yeah....they devolope markets, develope products to create markets and create opportunities and make money etc etc.... pretty much what companies do.
     
  5. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but they say it is preparation for the future, one without fossil fuels. However, the article shows that Exxon, and others, knew about the changing climate 40 years ago, and lied about it. Thus the basis for the lawsuit.
     
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