The purpose of this strange get-together was outlined in a keynote speech (visible on YouTube) by Philippe Sands, a QC from Cherie Blair’s Matrix Chambers and professor of law at University College, London.
Since it is now unlikely that the world will agree in Paris to a legally binding treaty to limit the rise in global temperatures to no more than 2 degrees C from pre-industrial levels, his theme was that it is now time for the courts to step in, to enforce this as worldwide law.
Although his audience, Sands said, would agree that the scientific evidence for man-made climate change was “overwhelming”, there were still “scientifically qualified, knowledgeable and influential individuals” continuing to deny “the warming of the atmosphere, the melting of the ice and the rising of the seas”, and that this is all due to our emissions of CO2.
The world’s courts, led by the International Court of Justice, said Sands, could play a vital role “in finally scotching these claims”.
Read more: telegraph.co.uk
All this considering from September of this year, the Earth will is entering its 22nd year without any statistically significant warming trend, and that according to satellite-derived temperature data.
In 2013, scientists had forecast that the Arctic would be 'ice free’, however its thickness increased by a third.
Who's really in denial here?