The Future Of Global Warming And The Environment

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The science behind Global Warming can be difficult to understand. In this paper, the scientific facts will be kept simple in order to accomplish the main goal of the paper. This paper has two goals, the first is to educate the reader on the effects Global Warming can have on the environment. The second, and more prominent, is arguing the question of whether suing on behalf of future generations should be allowed. It has been scientifically proven that the burning of fossil fuels harms the environment. A more specific example of a fossil fuel is Carbon Dioxide. The release of Carbon Dioxide into the air is an example of a fossil fuel that harms the environment. Scientific claims have shown that the continuation of burning fossil fuels at the rate we are currently, will have negative effects. One of these effects will be the rise of sea levels. Rising sea levels can cause cities to be submerged under water. The negative affects lead to the question, should citizens be allowed to …show more content…
While this is a valid statement, it is not for the courts to make a ruling on. The courts would be overstepping their jurisdiction. Instead it is legislator’s jobs to fight for laws to protect the environment and the future of it. When talking about Chief Justice Roberts’ opinion Mank says, “His broader argument was that separation of powers principles forbid courts to recognize standing for social problems that affect all citizens because, as he argues, it is the role of the political branches to address generalized grievances” (Mank 68). Chief Justice Roberts believes that politics should handle general grievances and Global Warming categorizes as a general grievance. Therefore, the courts should not allow citizens to sue on the basis of future generations being harmed by Global Warming, rather they should be contacting their legislators to fix Global

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