how two guys, a lobster boat, and a district attorney made climate history

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What happened to New York’s lobster industry?

Mar 21, 2022 · Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice ... How 2 Guys, A Lobster Boat, And A District Attorney Just Made Climate History ... Article Sep 11, 2014. How 2 Guys, A Lobster Boat, And A ...

What happened to Maine’s lobster fishing?

Sep 10, 2014 · How 2 Guys, A Lobster Boat, And A District Attorney Just Made Climate History. Attorney Matthew F. Pawa talks to the media outside the Fall River Justice Center in Bristol County, MA. CREDIT: PETER...

Are lobster populations increasing or decreasing in New England?

Sep 11, 2014 · How 2 Guys, a Lobster Boat and a District Attorney Just Made Climate History. By Ari Phillips, ThinkProgress. 11 September 14 n Monday, outside of the Fall River Justice Center near the border of Rhode Island, Bristol County District Attorney Sam Sutter addressed a gaggle of eager reporters gathered for what they thought would be a multi-day hearing for two men …

How did the paramoebae infect the Lobsters?

Sep 15, 2014 · Lobster Boat Blockade of Coal Plant Leads District Attorney to Climate Leadership As a result of one small action, history has been made. A small precedent has been set. Civil disobedience against coal-fired energy in this case was judged both symbolically and in reality for the greater good of the environment, and to the benefit of the public. By

What is Ken and Jay's intent?

Ken and Jay’s intent is to not dispute the facts of being anchored in a lobster boat in the Brayton Point ship channel, but to seek to prove the necessity of their doing so. Jury instructions for Massachusetts courts require that “Three factors must be present for a necessity defense to apply:

What is the goal of the climate trial?

Our goal in going to trial, and for the original action, is to show to the world that the climate crisis is real and bold action is required to achieve the deep emissions reductions the science says we need for a stable planet. This is an opportunity for the climate movement to drive home, in a court of law, the urgency and necessity of dramatic steps to curb carbon pollution to mitigate the global climate crisis, and to inspire others to take higher risk direct action to build a powerful climate movement capable of achieving that goal.

When did lobster die in Long Island Sound?

The fall of 1999, lobstermen in Long Island Sound saw a huge lobster die-off after a long stretch of anomalous above-average water temperatures. Connecticut and New York commercial landings from the western Sound declined by as much as 99%.

What is the Atlantic Multi-Decadal Oscillation?

Hare said this trend is likely to continue, but it could be slowed down in coming decades by a natural climate pattern known as the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation (AMO). The AMO is an ocean circulation pattern that brings warmed water from the tropics to higher latitudes.