On climate issues, the Supreme Court’s right-wing majority is trying to force Americans to accept collective suicide in the name of the Constitution. If we sacrifice the planet to appease unelected judges, posterity will not forgive us.
Ted Hamilton is the author of Beyond Fossil Law: Climate, Courts, and the Fight for a Sustainable Future. He is a climate change attorney and a visiting assistant professor at Bucknell University.
It’s not just the Republicans — one of the biggest obstacles to serious climate action in the US comes from the dysfunctional and reactionary American legal system. That system must be confronted head-on.