Local blog Imperator Fish has a nice little satirical comment on the impending legal case being taken against NIWA by New Zealand critics of climate change science (see A desperate plea to be noticed?). If They Win is a fictional news report of legal action taken by the Climate Science Coalition (CSC) alleging breach of a court order that ruled climate change was not occurring. That is it assumes the CSC will be successful in its current case.
The CSC sued the Crown Research Institute NIWA over weather data issued by the institute, and obtained a ruling by the court last year that NIWA’s data was invalid.
But the CSC are concerned that global temperatures may have risen, in defiance of the court order.
CSC spokesman Terry Dunleavy said the recent atmospheric activity was concerning.
’It may just be an anomaly, but we would certainly be very concerned if temperatures were on the rise, in defiance of the judge’s order.’
Problem is who is responsible? Who do they sue now?
Auckland University Associate Law Professor Nigel de Blath said it was not absolutely clear who or what was behind the recent temperature changes. But if it was God He may have a case to answer.
’On the face of it He appears to have breached the spirit of the court order, if not the actual express language of it.
’I think we all accepted when the ruling came out last year that climate change was at an end. The judge made his views very clear on the subject.’
Mr de Blath said the latest temperature anomalies made a mockery of the entire judicial process.
I nice little story, illustrating the stupidity of thinking one should take legal action in an attempt to change reality.