Won't somebody please think of the children!?
From the "Haven't We Seen This Before Dept:"
Four kids have sued Government, "in public interest", for failing to institute enough measures to control devastating effects of climate change in the country.
They made the move together with the non-governmental environmental advocacy group, Greenwatch.
In the suit filed on September 20 at the High Court in Kampala, Nisi Mbabazi, Jonathan Aruho, Matayo Natumanya, and Kind David Tandeka are demanding that Government meets its public trust duty and ensure a habitable environment.
Their concern is that there are mounting scientific warnings that the earth is under the threat of a catastrophic future due to climate heating.
They made reference to the Uganda State of Environment Report 2004/2005.
From their reference, they assert that climatic patterns of prolonged drought, floods, hurricanes, and crop losses will escalate into human catastrophes due to the rising earth temperatures caused by a build-up of green house gases.
"Global warming is caused by poverty, economic growth, and population. Dealing with it will be impossible but ignoring it will be worse."
They allege that Government has been reluctant to act on climate change that has resulted in political unrest over rising food and fuel prices.