Silencing Dissent Via the Courts (No Climate Free Speech, Part 4)

h/t TallBloke

Donna Laframboise highlights how the Supreme Court would like to rule on scientific debate surrounding climate change. This could for example, make it illegal for a science teacher to express a “non-orthodox” view on climate. McCarthy would be proud.

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A British academic wants an international court to declare climate skeptics wrong, once and for all.

Sands’ presentation begins 9 minutes in and ends shortly past 56 minutes

Last week, a three-day conference took place in the UK attended by a “key group of the world’s leading judges, lawyers and legal academics.” Pompously titled Adjudicating the Future: Climate Change and the Rule of Law, its Twitter hashtag was #ClimateCourts. Some of its events were held in the very room in which UK Supreme Court decisions are delivered.

The Supreme Court has a YouTube channel where you can watch law professor Philippe Sands argue, at that conference, that the International Court of Justice (which he describes as “the principal judicial organ of the United Nations”) has two choices: “consign itself to irrelevance” or join the fight against climate change.

I always thought a court was supposed to…

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