New York City officials are vowing to appeal U.S. District Judge John Keenan's dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the city in January that aimed to hold five top oil companies—BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, and Royal Dutch Shell—financially liable for fueling the global climate crisis that is increasingly impacting coastal communities.
To all the self-congratulatory “economists” who vie for Nobel Prizes in Economics (one will see them to be fake awards if one care to pull back the curtain), fuck off and die for allowing your “scientific” study of economics to forgo serious discussion of externalities. Shove your GD GDP maximization metrics sideways. Your pervasive perversions have wrought disaster. Begone ye evil fools. It is past time for ecologists to take over strategic decision making.
Who pays for sea walls and other policies to deal with sea level rise is surely going to become a bigger issue. Already it is an issue of importance in Virginia where high tides have flooded roads in residential areas in the Nortolk area and in Miami Beach their pumping system to attempt to deal with high hides flooding the roads is quite expensive.