2 Western Cities Join Suit to Fight Global Warming
Published: December 24, 2002
Mayor Jerry Brown of Oakland, who is a former governor of California and a former presidential candidate, said in an interview today that the suit was necessary because “there’s been such an abject failure on the part of the Bush administration to protect the people of this country from the seriously deleterious effects of climate disruption.”
The Oakland city council, which voted on Dec. 17 to join the suit, contends that global warming could cause the sea levels to rise, putting the city’s groundwater aquifers at risk of saltwater contamination and threatening to flood the airport and sewer systems.
The tide gauge at Oakland reports no sea level rise since George W Bush was born in 1946. Facts and progressives are mutually exclusive.