They knew The federal government's fifty-year role in causing the climate crisis

James Gustave Speth

Book - 2021

"In 2015, a group of 21 young people came together to sue the federal government for violating their constitutional rights by promoting the climate catastrophe that has already begun to deprive them of life, liberty and property without due process of law. Juliana versus United States, has had more success in the courts than many expected, but the federal government has repeatedly delayed the case from getting to trial. The case is now pending before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. What...ever its judicial outcome, the litigation has received a great deal of media attention and public acclaim. Youth activists now central to climate advocacy say that they were influenced by this early example of young people stepping up. Our Children's Trust (OCT), the group that has brought the children's climate lawsuit, has now authorized the author, Gus Speth, to proceed with publication of an updated, 2020 version of the expert report he prepared for the litigation in 2018. The original Speth report was prepared in his capacity as an expert in the subject"--

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Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The MIT Press [2021]
Item Description
"An Our Children's Trust book."
Physical Description
xxviii, 274 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Main Author
James Gustave Speth (author)
  • Introduction / Julia Olson and Philip Gregory
  • The Speth expert report for Juliana v. United States
  • Climate science knowledge the Carter administration inherited
  • The Jimmy Carter administration (1977-1981)
  • The Ronald Reagan administration (1981-1989)
  • The George H. W. Bush administration (1989-1993)
  • The William J. Clinton administration (1993-2001)
  • The George W. Bush administration (2001-2009)
  • The Barack Obama administration (2009-2017)
  • The Donald J. Trump administration (2017-2020)
  • Appendix. The procedural history of Juliana / Julia Olson and Philip Gregory.