Tuesday, 29 September 2015
Could the scientific arguments on global warming be decided by judges who may not be experts in the area of study that they are ruling on? It is an interesting idea. The nearest I can recall it happening was here, though that case was on a much narrower point. My fear is that it would be very difficult to find a judge or judges that were truly neutral. Whichever side lost would immediately claim the judge was biased. Just reading the case here gives a flavour of what would be expected. I would like to see the two cases put in a public arena. Perhaps instead of a judge we need to have a well educated jury chosen at random.