Climate Disruption: Thought of the Week – By Rosaliene Bacchus

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Dutch government sued for climate action failure

Dutch government sued for climate action failure
Photo Credit: Urgenda, Netherlands

Landmark Dutch Lawsuit: The Urgenda Climate Case

The Urgenda Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch Government for not taking sufficient measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause dangerous climate change. The Urgenda Climate Case is the first case in Europe in which citizens attempt to hold a state responsible for its potentially devastating inaction.
~ The Urgenda Foundation, Netherlands

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  • de castro  On May 6, 2015 at 10:12 am

    If they win who foots the “legal” costs…..losers or both parties foot their own.
    Not unlike ‘corporate law suits” lawyers seem to be the only winners.
    Am sceptical of the outcome “winners/losers” !😇

    Que sera

  • Clyde Duncan  On May 6, 2015 at 11:33 am

    de Castro: I am trying to follow your excuse for “DO-NOTHING” – the cost?

  • compton de castro  On May 7, 2015 at 4:42 am

    Mobilise protest protest ….Political classes have the power….we gave them this mandate to rule us…..its called “people power” ….bombard your elected representatives with protests….no war is won without a “struggle”….
    Ghandi Mandela proved that😬
    Just voted for two individuals in my hometown ….
    Both born and bred here Gatwick Crawley and live here.
    Even if they do not win will support them as others all ” outsiders”
    Solidarity my friend….kick their asses if they “change their tune”
    Or direction.
    Politicians are public servants….serve they will or adios…
    So are public servants police et al…..
    If am not happy with decisions made by my local representative
    he/she gets an “ear bashing” and voted out.
    Its democracy…..non violent protest the way forward….
    Did not Courtney Crum-uing give his life so that others can
    benefit !😬
    If I witness an injustice am usually verbally active ….guess thats my
    trade unionist culture…..
    As per songs I sang in protest…
    The working class can kiss my are
    I got the foreman job at last.
    Was always working class
    Maybe god or Satan has a job for me after exit.

    Que sera

  • Clyde Duncan  On May 7, 2015 at 11:32 am

    de Castro: Read this essay on the USA elections – You want to be President? You need, at least, a Billion-dollars …. that excludes a lot of people.

    Bernie Sanders is running for President as an independent – he does not have a Billion-dollars as yet – Bernie also has a brother running in the UK elections – Larry Sanders chances are as good as Bernie’s on this side of the pond … not enough money.

    http://www.tomdispatch.com/blog/175993/tomgram%3A_nomi_prins,_hillary,_bill,_and_the_big_six_banks/

    • compton de castro  On May 8, 2015 at 12:53 am

      Clyde
      Thanks info….Bernie Sanders which will read/digest later.
      Will certainly investigate Larry Sanders here in UK.😈
      Money Barks …. Bites ?
      Love Beatles “money can’t buy you love”…. Votes ?😇

      Que Sera
      Salud

  • de castro  On May 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    Bernie Sanders is in with a chance…he was a socialist .once a socialist always a socialist…..his brother Larry is a Green …..his career will stagnate unless he
    changes party.
    Bernie will certainly give Hilary a run for her money.

    Early days yet…..
    David Cameron deserves a second chance….this time on his own..if he fails
    only has himself to blame. He has a battle with SNP…..do like Nicola Sturgeon
    SNP leaders….a fighter.

    Guyana s next…what results ?
    Think in for change…..its politricks…..

    We shall see.

  • Clyde Duncan  On May 8, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Someone said on national television – about the upset victory in Alberta, Canada – let me put it in perspective for you Americans, this is like Bernie Sanders being elected Governor of Texas by a landslide.

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