CFACT‘s mulitple award-winning Climate Depot published an exclusive 321 page report of over 1000 scientists who dissent over claims of man-made global warming. The report was submitted as key scientific evidence in a high profile and victorious court case before the Montana Supreme Court.
The Associated Press reported that the Court, “on Wednesday denied a petition filed by attorneys seeking state regulations to curb greenhouse gas emissions. The AP noted “the petition filed in May was part of a new legal strategy by activists trying to force government intervention on climate change. They want the atmosphere designated as a public trust deserving special protection. Similar lawsuits and regulatory petitions were filed last month by attorneys representing youth nationwide.”
Atmospheric Physicist Dr. Ed X. Berry, a member of the American Meteorological Society and President of Climate Physics Institute (CPI), submitted Climate Depot’s SPECIAL REPORT: More Than 1000 International Scientists Dissent Over Man-Made Global Warming Claims in support of a Motion to Intervene.
Berry noted that the Climate Depot report was submitted as one of “two key scientific exhibits” and credits the Motion to Intervene with “influencing’ the Supreme Court.“ The Climate Depot report of more than 1000 dissenting scientists was an update to a 2009 U.S. Senate Report of over 700 Dissenting International scientists.
“CPI used 2 key scientific exhibits in its Motion to Intervene: A 321-page ‘Climate DepotSpecial Report” compiled by Marc Morano and The Heartland Institute’s ‘Nature, Not Human Activity, Rules the Climate’ edited by S. Fred Singer,” Dr. Berry explained in a June 15, 2011 press release.
Berry Continued: In a precedent-making decision, the Montana Supreme Court dismissed the lawsuit by Our Children’s Trust saying unsettled factual issues related to limiting emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) must first be addressed in a lower court. The Montana Supreme Court followed the recommendations of the Montana Attorney General, and rejected the claim made by Our Children’s Trust in its May 4, 2011, Petition, that a “scientific consensus exists that increasing emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) are affecting the Earth’s climate.” The ruling forces those filing future GHG-emissions lawsuits to first prove the scientific credibility of their global warming claims by means of legally competent evidence.”
The plaintiffs sought to have their case heard at the Supreme Court level without first working through the lower courts. Among the requirements for the Supreme Court to assert jurisdiction is that the dispute be one of law and not of fact. The Climate Depot report provides compelling evidence that the facts about global warming are anything but settled.
Climate Depot’s report of dissenting scientists may be used again in future high-profile court battles. Krayton Kerns, a state representative from Montana and global warming skeptic “who helped coordinate the [legal] effort to [against the climate activists], said he was relieved with the Supreme Court’s decision. But he said he expected the issue to resurface soon. ‘This is just another loss for their side, and they have all the time and money on their side and they’ll continue to fight this,’ he said.”