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.
Check out the article. It’s about those struck in MISSISSIPPI, not LA.
It’s not outlawed yet!
Not until the retard in the white hut signs the bill!
Loser pays, loser pays, loser pays, loser pays!!
Do it! This crap has got to stop!
I wonder why the article has a photo of New Orleans? I guess everyone was so concerned about N.O. that they forgot to take any pictures of Mississippi.
Not only should the loser pay, but there should be a penalty assessed for bringing a stupid suit in the first place.
Lol! Thanks, I needed that! :)
woo hoo! free money for everyone!! can i sue too??
Who knows? I know that those who lost their homes in Miss. were pretty miffed that the coverage was all about N.O. at the time when towns were wiped out in Miss. and homes left in ruins. I can guess it was a “racially motivated” decision on the part of the media....but the endless “people in LA are looking for handouts” crap that comes out everytime there’s a thread about the state or the city or the Saints gets really tiresome for those who live here and know better.
Seriously? Seriously?? Correct me if I’m wrong but I seem to recall that they made it through the storm ok. The breach of the levees caused most of the damage in New Orleans. Meanwhile, my relatives in Mississippi lost EVERYTHING during Katrina but understand that living where they do comes with significant risks. And they’re rebuilding. Using insurance money. Not dependent on the government to take care of them. Concept.
That’s what I get for just reading the headline! Still the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard though. And my comment about my relatives still stands!
Though I live in Georgia and of course suffered no damage, I was miffed about it too. I remember how people in MS were out clearing the roads right after it happened. A mayor of one town was out helping while his wife served food. “Chocolate City” Ray was walking around in his suit trying not to get his hands dirty.
Wow. Eye-operner. Right on. Should be a bigger story about that.
Nobody could. This story just proves that the recession is so deep that even lawyers are scraping the bottom of the barrel. The companies they name as defendents in the tort should counter-sue for frivilous litigation and demand compensation.
that always turn up on these threads,,,
Try to get it through their thick skulls about MR.GO or the
fact that the insurance companies would not pay up,,,
See Iowa, Galveston...
I was in Ocean Springs (Biloxi) for Camille - talk about destruction....I can’t recall a single person back then who would even have considered coming up with the insane idea to sue “contributors” for a bleeping hurricane. They would surely have been laughed out of town for it’s been commonly known for centuries that hurricanes hit the Florida Panhandle and the Gulf on occasion and that just comes with the territory. Times, they are a changin’
The histronics is, it’s likely treehugging gaia-worshipers who are suing - the mother nature they worship - with corporations as stand-ins.
That's very admirable, but the 80% of the city of New Orleans' population that evacuated(approx.364,000)were not allowed back into the area for almost a month, so we didn't have that option. If you think back you might remember that, after the storm, the infrastructure here was so destroyed that the people who remained actually had to be taken out of the city. My family and I had evacuated to Birmingham ahead of Katrina and right after the storm my husband left my daughter and me there and tried to get back in, but he was turned back by state police.
BTW, it's rather hard to clear streets and roads that have many feet of flood water standing in them. A few areas, like the Vieux Carre, were able to come back pretty quickly because, due to their higher position, they remained relatively dry.
How long are you going to stay a “victim”??
But by all means, the science should be brought forth to support these claims.
For the rest of my life.
Lost two homes and my grandma as a result.
Now **** off.
I’m so sorry you lost your grandma. That’s tough. And your homes too. But rise above “victimhood” and quit being so abrasive over a simple question.
You are so right — and WHO DAT! back at ya!
Heh, don’t be too sure, thanks hennie pennie.
Negative, Don’t be so calloused. Katrina altered lives. I cannot change what happened. Don’t just assume that people who were affected by Katrina are gravy train riders. It was a terrible disaster.
I am not assuming ANYTHING negative about you. You have experienced a lot of pain and loss from this and I’m so sorry. My comment had nothing to do with Katrina, only with you viewing yourself as a victim forever. I think it would be healthy not to categorize yourself that way.
I don’t find any fault with you at all, I wish you wouldn’t take it that way.