US kids’ lawsuit over climate change gathers steam


Kerry Sheridan | AFP | MSN News | November 20, 2015

A lawsuit over climate change filed by 21 young Americans has gained the attention of the fossil fuel industry, which is joining the US government to oppose the kids’ demands for sharper pollution cuts.

The plaintiffs, aged eight to 19, include the granddaughter of renowned climate scientist James HaYouthhnsen, formerly of NASA and a well-known advocate of reducing the greenhouse gases that are causing the planet to heat up.

The plaintiffs want the government to commit to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions and implement “a science-based climate recovery plan” that protects the Earth for future generations, according to the Oregon-based group, Our Children’s Trust.

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