Don Wuebbles, a climate researcher at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, was called to testify on behalf of the Bay Areas cities. He was one of the leaders on the recent National Climate Assessment and the last IPCC report pointed out that science has indeed advanced and so has sea level rise itself. He also dropped the climate science version of a sick burn:


What District Court Judge William Alsup, who called for the tutorial, took away is anyone’s guess. He once famously taught himself Java for a court case between Google and Oracle. We’ll see if five hours with scientists and lawyers on Wednesday was enough for him to detect the climate signal from the noise.