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Accountability for climate change

July 15. 2018 10:03PM

To the Editor: Years ago, a friend of mine cut his pinky finger at my house. He sued me, and was awarded more than $20,000 in damages.

Since 2004, when the Republican administration of President George W. Bush tried to squash a report by the Pentagon finding that global warming was a security threat, Republicans have lied to the American people. They have produced anecdotal evidence or questionable science to attempt to hide the truth about man-made global warming.

Donald Trump, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, etc., have all been corrupted by the fossil fuel lobby. Climate change remedies are a threat to fossil fuel businesses. As a result, today, all of us are suffering the consequences! Worldwide, we see extreme weather, causing loss of life, property, livelihood, displacement, conflict, and pain suffering. I do not understand why there are not thousands of lawyers suing for damages.

Have you, or someone you know, experienced calamity from climate change? Why not hold these negligent, irresponsible, corrupt liars accountable? If a man won more than $20,000 for a pinky finger, how much do the victims of climate change deserve?


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