News just in… California is suing its own governor over his Hummer… no, of course not. But California sues carmakers over global warming.
California sued six of the world’s largest automakers over global warming on Wednesday, charging that greenhouse gases from their vehicles have caused billions of dollars in damages. The lawsuit is the first of its kind to seek to hold manufacturers liable for the damages caused by their vehicles’ emissions, state Attorney General Bill Lockyer said. It also comes less than a month after California lawmakers adopted the nation’s first global warming law mandating a cut in greenhouse gas emissions. An automaker trade group called the global warming move a “nuisance suit.”
So… this seems fairly similar to a previous one, which I’ve forgotten, which got thrown out (in New York?). And anyway, why should car *makers* be responsible for the emissions? Why not the *drivers*? It isn’t as if they couldn’t chose better cars if they wanted to.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, Royal Society tells Exxon: stop funding climate change denial. Good for them… but will they succeed?