'The companies that could be sued are known as the “carbon majors,” Hansen says. These are the 100 companies who have been the source of more than 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions since 1988. ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, and Chevron are listed as among the highest carbon-emitting, investor-owned companies. This legal action is comparable to the successful tobacco industry lawsuits that resulted in billions of dollars in settlements, he adds. In fact, climate lawsuits are already happening. Last year, a Filipino government body called the Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines accused 47 carbon majors of human rights violations because of their role in climate change. Three California coastal communities sued 31 fossil-fuel companies in July. Last month, four municipalities on Canada’s west coast asked Chevron, Exxon, Shell, and others to pay their share of the climate costs those communities are facing. There is now even a nascent movement called Climate Law in our Hands that helps communities go after these carbon-emitting companies.'
Warmist v. Warmist: "I wish we could have no pollution, but we have to have our automobiles," Brown said in responding to the protesters disrupting his speech...Brown jokingly called for protesters to be "put in the ground" as they disrupted his speech at a climate change event in Germany. "I agree with you, in the ground. Let's put you in the ground so we can get on with the show here," Brown, a Democrat, responded to protesters Saturday yelling as they chanted about fighting pollution and keeping oil in the ground.
Brown accused of supporting state intervention 'at a huge scale'
Brown fires back, blasts climate ‘denialists in the room’
Steven Woolfe, a British politician on the parliament, was first to pierce the pleasantries, accusing Brown of supporting state intervention “at a huge scale” and spending and increasing taxes “like it’s going out of fashion.” Brown’s climate change policy, he argued, isolates the state from much of the U.S. Woolfe dismissed California’s cap-and-trade carbon market as a “tax-and-spend” policy. And he teased the governor as potentially being interested in joining the European Union. “I am sure you are well-meaning in wanting to protect the environment,” Woolfe said. “But do you not recognize that the policies you are implementing help the rich more than the poor, and make the poor suffer in the long-run?”
UK Guardian: In the forthcoming Downsizing, Oscar-winning writer-director Alexander Payne imagines a near future where eco-conscious Norwegians have developed a sci-fi shrink-ray that can zap people, such as stressed everyman Matt Damon, down to just five inches in height. Everything about this growing community of nu-Lilliputians is smaller – particularly their carbon footprint. In the film, the procedure is marketed as a quasi-altruistic lifestyle choice that doubles as a lottery win, suggesting participants will improve the planet’s sustainability as well as artificially extending their savings.
This sounds eerily similar to other calls to reduce the size of people.
NYU Professor Center for Bioethics Matthew Liao proposes shrinking humans to fight climate change! 'Breeding people to be shorter, something Liao says could reduce our carbon footprint' to fight global warming.
'The last modification that Liao talks about: empathy. Liao’s idea is to give hormones like oxytocin and serotonin to people, and to perhaps decrease someone’s testosterone.'