Cato@Liberty has a post about Katrina victims suing energy companies for the global warming they caused.
"The New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit, the federal court of appeals where I once clerked, has allowed a class action lawsuit by Hurricane Katrina victims to proceed against a motley crew of energy, oil, and chemical companies. Their claim: that the defendants’ greenhouse gas emissions raised air and water temperatures on the Gulf Coast, contributing to Katrina’s strength and causing property damage. Mass tort litigation specialist Russell Jackson calls the plaintiffs’ claims “the litigator’s equivalent to the game ‘Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.’”
I believe the energy companies ought to counter sue them for voting in corrupt politicians and their organized crime union contractors who built the levee. But that mission was secondary to the palm greasing industry. That is what failed and caused the damage.