Saturday, December 02, 2006

Supreme Court & Global Warming

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) heard arguments about reversing a lower court ruling the the EPA does NOT have the authority to regulate Carbon Dioxide, a greenhouse gas believed to be contributing to Global Warming.

The Scientists who run the Real Climate climate change blog have provided an Amicus Curiae brief to SCOTUS.

Below are the three main arguments that the brief makes:

The Science of Climate Change Indicates that It Is Virtually Certain that Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Human Activities Cause Global Climate Changes, Endangering Human Health and Welfare

EPA and the Court of Appeals Mischaracterized the Science of Climate Change, Making It Appear More Uncertain Than It Actually Is.

EPA Did Not Apply the Standard of Scientific Evidence Set Forth in the Clean Air Act.

You can find the entire brief online. The publicity this decision will raise (either way it goes) will go a long way to increasing the public's attention on this topic.

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