Alaskan village loses appeal in global warming case against oil giants

, The National Law Journal


Residents of an Alaskan village threatened by an eroding coastline have lost an appeal in a closely watched case against some of the biggest oil producers in the world.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    Since the beginnings of human history, our ancestors have migrated in pursuit of more advantageous living conditions. Pursuing richer concentrations of game animals, fleeing encroaching glaciers or volcanic activity, all such moves were undertaken without the expectation that someone else would pay for it.

    Besides, it's high time these villagers-that-time-forgot assimilate into the modern, ever-shrinking world around them, anyway. Abandon your silly subsisting-on-a-rock ways, folks, and get rid of the left-wing kooks who were so eager to exploit your "cause" in the courts. Come on down to the mainland, get an education and get a job. Or jump into the sea and go back to Orca. But one way or the other your 15 minutes are up, so please pipe down already.

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