A law professor, a law student, and a lawyer have written a Working Paper on lawsuits that aim to hold greenhouse gas producers liable for global warming. Laurence H. Tribe, Joshua D. Branson & Tristan L. Duncan, "Too Hot for Courts to Handle: Fuel Temperatures, Global Warming, and the Political Question Doctrine", Washington
Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana and Mississippi on August 29, 2005.
On September 23, Blawgletter reported that the Second Circuit revived a complaint that tied CO2 emissions to global warming under a public nuisance claim.
Last Friday, the Fifth Circuit reached the same result in a case arising from Hurricane Katrina. A class of Mississippi…