New Horizons in Science

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CASW

Climate science on trial

Topic: Environment
Monday, October 15, 2018 -
3:15pm to 4:05pm
Location: 
Lisner Auditorium
While the public closely watches how government leaders are responding to climate issues, away from the headlines the science of climate change is being litigated through lawsuits filed at the state and federal level. Industries are suing to block regulatory action, while public-interest groups are suing to force action. Sabrina McCormick analyzes this action to see how science is being wielded as a tool for action or dismissed by judges as unsettled or irrelevant. Can sea-level rise be claimed in a suit against a coal-fired power plant? She’ll provide an update on the legal waterfront. 
 
Social media hashtag: #ClimateScienceInCourt
 
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