Skip to comments.Hurricane Katrina victims to sue greenhouse gas emitters
Posted on 03/03/2010 9:43:40 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
VICTIMS of Hurricane Katrina from Mississippi are seeking to sue carbon gas-emitting multinationals for helping fuel global warming and boosting the devastating 2005 storm, legal documents showed.
The class action suit brought by residents from southern Mississippi, which was ravaged by hurricane-force winds and driving rains, was first filed just weeks after the August 2005 storm hit.
"The plaintiffs allege that defendants' operation of energy, fossil fuels, and chemical industries in the United States caused the emission of greenhouse gasses that contributed to global warming," say the documents, seen by AFP.
The increase in global surface air and water temperatures "in turn caused a rise in sea levels and added to the ferocity of Hurricane Katrina, which combined to destroy the plaintiffs' private property, as well as public property useful to them".
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So THAT’s where Algore has been hiding!
Interesting timing, with the fraud of AGW exposed. Maybe the liars (Lawyers) figure they can cash in before the word gets out. Of course, the ‘victims’ will never get much, but the lawyers can make out like they were suing ‘Big Tobacco’ or somesuch.
With ClimateGate raging, this is going to get interesting.
Well, I’m in South Alabama, who wants to file a class action, to stop stupid people from being able to sue?
IT’S A LIVING PLANET FOR GOD’S SAKE!
Sorry for yelling, but idiots like this make my blood boil
Are you sure you weren’t over at The Onion?
Surely this is a hoax????
Maybe hoping to lose, but not letting on.
You gotta see this.
Mexico, which people love to deride:
2 back to back hurricanes wipe out all of Cancun, Cozumel and Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas. Complete devastation — for all intents and purposes there was nothing left.
After things settle down (like a week later) the Governor of Quintana Roo goes to each of the major city centers with shovels and rakes and says “we don’t work, we don’t eat.”
The people work for food only and some concessions on their rent and mortgages.
In 9 months the resort communities are ready for tourists. Th rebuilding of the beachfronts continues to this day.
No $2,000 debit cards. No “boo hoo boo hoo the gummit didn’t do enough!” No special tax exemptions. Just “if we don’t work, we don’t eat.”
After less than a year, Mexico got back on it’s feet.
After 5 years, NOLA continues to cry like a little baby. As always, depending on the gummit is path to weakness.
As an American, I am embarrassed. As should all Americans.
Bested by Mexico.
Think about it.
I am a katrina victim, and this retard lawsuit is going nowhere. Should industry have to pay all damage caused by all hurricanes? I mean if american man made global warming caused one hurricane, then it causes all hurricanes...and cyclones, and typhoons. You just can’t pick and chose which ones we americans caused.
Shouldn’t people who drive non-smart cars also be responsible for Katrina? What about the C02 that we exhale? I am responsible for katrina, I guess I should prepare for my deposition...
TORT REFORM NOW!!!!!
Pelosi and the jet ^__^
In February, 1986, the price of oil collapsed. Louisiana and Texas went to recession. Texas rebounded in 2-3 years. Louisiana never has. Almost everyone in Louisiana is STILL waiting for a government bailout.
This may very well be one of the top 10 stupidest things I’ve ever read.
Didn’t you know the word “retard” is being outlawed?
Now I have to sue you.
You can still use the word “dumbass”, though.
Wrong. That’s what the media would have you believe. We are NOT waiting for any government bailout, thanks.
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