|Dan Zegart: Climate Investigations|
Dan Zegart is a veteran writer with a comprehensive range of non-fiction experience, from investigative journalism to first-person memoir.He has written a piece for The Nation. They describe him as "a freelance investigative journalist."
(For Mr Zegart's unrevealed bias -see bottom of post)
Mr Zegart says thatBig Carbon’s Big Liability
three major international environmental organizations warned the corporate executives of some of the largest fossil fuel companies that they could be personally liable for damages for funding climate change denialists and working against efforts to slow climate change.Mr Zegart and the three NGOs - Greenpeace, the World Wildlife Fund and the Center for International Environmental Law, - would surely need to have firm grounds to prove that GHG emissions of the fossil fuel companies were actually causing damage.
That could, in fact should be a major stumbling block in any litigation.
The role of the IPCC: (source)
Today the IPCC's role is as defined inPrinciples Governing IPCC Work, "...to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open and transparent basis the scientific, technical and socio-economic information relevant to understanding the scientific basis of risk of human-induced climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation. (bold added)
The IPCC's mission is a narrow view of science: studying only "human-induced climate change" and, although water vapour is the major greenhouse gas, the alarmists say (source) "Carbon dioxide is the primary greenhouse gas that is contributing to recent climate change."
The natural CO2 flux to and from oceans and land plants amounts to approximately 210 gigatons of carbon annually. Man currently causes about 8 gigatons of carbon to be injected into the atmosphere, about 4% of the natural annual flux. (bold added)From Geocraft:
Water Vapor Rules the Greenhouse System
Just how much of the "Greenhouse Effect" is caused by human activity?
It is about 0.28%, if water vapor is taken into account-- about 5.53%, if not.
Back to Mr Zegart and the intention to sue fossil fuel companies: Consider that man's contributions to the "Greenhouse Effect" is just over one quarter of one per cent, surely Mr Zegart and his three NGOs might like to read the "climate science" report that covers all "science" and not just the human induced science of the IPCC. Mr Zegart, please take time to read the NIPCC reports, starting HERE - Climate Change Reconsidered.
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The Climate Investigations Center (CIC) was established in 2014 to monitor the individuals, corporations, trade associations, political organizations and front groups who work to delay the implementation of sound energy and environmental policies that are necessary in the face of ongoing climate crisis.
Dan Zegart, InvestigatorDan Zegart is a freelance investigative journalist. A ten-year newspaper veteran, he has written, reported or produced for Ms., The Nation, Playboy, The New York Times, PBS Frontline, ABC TV Directions, ABC TV 20/20, and CBS Evening News. He is the author of two books, Civil Warriors: The Legal Siege on the Tobacco Industry, and Your Father’s Voice: Letters for Emmy about Life with Jeremy - and Without Him after 9/11.