Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

US News

Left-Wing Climate Group Is Quietly Training Judges How To Handle Global Warming Cases

via Pixabay License
This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak, UltimateNewswire and others. To learn more about syndication opportunities, visit About Us.

The Environmental Law Institute’s Climate Judiciary Project (CJP), funded by left-wing nonprofits, is training judges nationwide on climate change litigation.

The project has created curriculum modules, hosted events, and involved numerous judges as advisers.

It aims to provide judges with neutral, objective information about climate science and its relevance to litigation. (Trending: Transgender Actor ‘Purposefully Misgendered’ By Airline Employee)

“As the body of climate litigation grows, judges must consider complex scientific and legal questions, many of which are developing rapidly,” the Climate Judiciary Project states.

“To address these issues, the Climate Judiciary Project of the Environmental Law Institute is collaborating with leading national judicial education institutions to meet judges’ need for basic familiarity with climate science methods and concepts.”

“We are developing and disseminating a climate science and law curriculum and are conducting seminars and educational programs, in collaboration with leading climate scientists and legal experts.”

“The goal of our project is to provide neutral, objective information to the judiciary about the science of climate change as it is understood by the expert scientific community and relevant to current and future litigation,” it adds.

“Spurred by government actions and court decisions — and accompanied by a drumbeat of growing impacts — a rule of law of climate change is emerging,” the brief reads.

“ELI’s Climate Judiciary Project is preparing the bench to understand the science and ensure justice in the new legal environment.”

The group has received significant funding and has connections to Sher Edling, an eco law firm involved in climate nuisance cases.

“The only factor that can clearly explain the rising temperatures of the two centuries is the increasing level of atmospheric greenhouse gases, modulated by land cover change and increases in atmospheric aerosols (pollutants) from human activities,” one of the modules reads.

“Climate change poses economic and financial risks, which emerge from impacts on infrastructure and the built environment and consequences for markets and other instruments that manage and are affected by such risks,” another says.

“Economic and financial impacts and damages from climate change are already occurring, and the potential costs and losses in the future are substantial, increasing non-linearly with the amount of global warming that occurs.”

“The Climate Judiciary Project is an initiative of the Environmental Law Institute, providing unbiased and objective continuing education courses, programs, and curriculum to judges about climate science,” the Environmental Law Institute stated.

“CJP partners with the National Judicial College, the Federal Judicial Center, state judicial authorities, and others to offer accredited courses and seminars through established programs for judges.”

“CJP does not advise judges how to rule,” the statement added.

“Our offerings provide judges objective information about climate science and trends in the law. You can view a list of ELI’s financial supporters here. Any money we accept is contingent on protecting this independence, and no funder dictates our work.”

The project has been financially supported by left-wing foundations and aims to increase judges’ understanding of climate science.

“A grant to the Environmental Law Institute will support the Climate Judiciary Project, which was launched in 2019,” the MacArthur Foundation stated.

“The goal of the project is to increase judges’ understanding of the objective facts of climate science as it is understood by the expert scientific community, and how the lack of information would result in serious consequences for human and natural systems,” it added.

“This will lead to better-informed decisions and ultimately build a body of law supporting climate action.”

Most Popular:

Trump Releases Must-See Christmas Message

Famous Actor Under Investigation After Calling For Biden’s Execution

Founding Dixie Chick Member Dies Unexpectedly

You May Also Like

Gallery

This article was originally published at StateOfUnion.org. Publications approved for syndication have permission to republish this article, such as Microsoft News, Yahoo News, Newsbreak,...

Trending