European Court May Soon Rule On Whether Climate Crisis (scam) Violates Children’s Human Rights

Considering the court this was filed in, it just may well succeed

Does Climate Change Violate Children’s Human Rights? A European Court May Soon Decide

The summer of 2017 was hugely stressful for Sofia and André Oliveira, then aged 12 and 9. From their home in Lisbon, they watched a season of record wildfires and severe heat waves tear through Portugal, killing 120 people. For the children, it was already clear that the extreme heat –which scientists linked to climate change –would not be an isolated chapter in their lives. “We’ve always talked about climate change at home,” Sofia, now 15, says over video chat, sitting next to her brother at the family’s dining room table. “And we wanted to do something—something big.”

If she wants to do something big, she should give up all the trappings of modern life that are linked by the Cult of Climastrology to “carbon pollution.” That video chat uses lots of energy, right? Let her live like it’s 1499. Instead, she wants to enforce her own cultish beliefs on everyone across Europe

Three years later, after three more summers that broke heat records, the Oliveira children are on the cusp of a major breakthrough in their climate action. In September, aided by a still-ongoing crowdfunding effort, Sofia, André and four other young Portugeuse people filed the first ever climate-related case at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), arguing that governments in 33 European countries have not done enough to prevent the impacts of climate change from violating their citizens’ human rights. In a landmark decision on Nov. 30, the court announced it would take the case to the next step— forwarding it to defendant countries and ordering them to respond to the case’s arguments—and granted it priority status.

Only around 15% of cases submitted to the ECHR made it to this stage in 2019, and even fewer were fast-tracked, according to Global Legal Action Network, which filed the case. In a further good sign for the plaintiffs, the court took the unusual step of extending the scope of the case, asking, in its letter to the parties, whether climate change may constitute a violation of Article 3 of the European Human Rights Act on “inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment”—a point not even raised in their lawyers’s submission.

The ECHR’s decisions are legally binding, and if it hears the case and finds in favour of the Portuguese youth, it could order national governments in Europe to step up their emissions reductions. “The communication of this case is a momentous event. It’s the first occasion when the court has had the opportunity to grapple with climate change and its impact on European citizens,” says Marc Willers QC, a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, one of the lawyers on the case. “It seems to have decided that it can’t avoid the issue.”

That the court took it up and then extended the scope of the case doesn’t bode well for the citizens of Europe, but, then, they keep voting for all these uber Progressive elected officials who they vote for the  judges in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

The case submitted to the ECHR argues that the climate impacts seen in Portugal are violating the rights of the Oliveira children and the other four young plaintiffs that should be guaranteed under the European Human Rights Act. In particular, Willers, the barrister says, lawyers focused on the right to life, the right to a home and family life, and the right to enjoy their rights free of discrimination. The case argues the disparity in different generations’ experience of climate change constitutes discrimination in their enjoyment of human rights, since today’s young people will experience rising sea levels, extreme heat, storms and other extreme weather events, for far longer and with greater intensity than previous generations.

These kids are living better lives than their parents and grandparents ever did. Here’s an idea

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10 Responses to “European Court May Soon Rule On Whether Climate Crisis (scam) Violates Children’s Human Rights”

  1. Hairy says:

    Teach if you think that the temp ride is caused by something other than CO2 please tell us what YOU think it is
    In the scientific method if you dispute a claim you should offer an alternative theory

    • Est1950 says:

      Chinese propaganda intended to end the west’s dominance in culture, society and wealth. China has 1000’s of Scientists around the world on the payroll putting out propaganda intended to crush the west’s culture and norms.

      You fell for it hook, line and sinker Hairy. Congrats. The lefts entire bag of tricks is nothing more than bait and switch trickery influenced by MAO thinking to destroy America because you think it will be so much better if everyone lives in a high rise and is controlled by YOU the LEFT who of course have nothing but love and compassion in your hearts.

      Putting MAOIST scientists in charge of AGW is like putting the Mafia in charge of investigating themselves. Which by the way is what is happening with Voter Fraud.

      Nothing to see here. Come back when you have a real culprit and not a fundamental building block of life as an EVIL that must be eliminated in our lives.

    • Jl says:

      That’s not how it works, John. It’s like a criminal trial where the defense attorney doesn’t have to prove who committed the crime, he just has to show it wasn’t his client.

    • KYE says:

      Sorry Hairy, there is nothing about the scientific method that requires a dissenter to produce anything. Where do you get this shit from, Soros or Xi?

      • drowningpuppies says:

        Possibly fellow patients at the nervous hospital?!

        Today is Rice Pudding Day at the cafeteria.


      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Not exactly. Scientific theories can always be falsified with better contradictory data. Maybe there’s a better explanation for the beginnings of this universe than the Big Bang theory. Just not yet.

        Do you believe atomic theory? Gravity? If your desire is to falsify atomic theory, you will need an alternative hypothesis AND data that falsifies the current theory.

        The same applies to the Theory of CO2 Global Warming. Why is the Earth warming rapidly if not by CO2? The evidence supporting this theory is overwhelming, but you can falsify it with evidence!!

        • drowningpuppies says:

          … the Theory of CO2 Global Warming.

          Do you mean Rimjob’s Theory of CO2 Global Warming?!

          Bwaha! The stupid is strong here.

          Might want to actually learn what a scientific theory actually is before you show everyone what a dumbass you are.


          • david7134 says:

            I have stopped trying to educate the fool. Everything in his comments is wrong, but he doesn’t seem to learn.

  2. Dana says:

    our esteemed host quoted:

    The ECHR’s decisions are legally binding, and if it hears the case and finds in favour of the Portuguese youth, it could order national governments in Europe to step up their emissions reductions.

    This is the problem: the Euroweenies deliberately surrendered their sovereignty to a multinational court of unelected judges. As in, what could possibly go wrong?

    Imagine that: a court can order a democratically elected government to change its policies!

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