That headline is not intended to be sarcastic. It turns out that Dr. Hansen has recruited children to sue the federal government and its many agencies because it has permitted global warming to continue to threaten the future.
Again, saying nothing about global warming, I think my readers should be me reminded that this sort of strategy is becoming quite popular with the activist community. What happens is that the activists, with the implicit support of an agency, sue said agency, and when the courts rule in favor of the activists the agencies are “forced” into making changes that it would have had difficulty implementing unilaterally. Now it has political cover to do what its leaders want.
Whether you agree or disagree with the particular goals of an agency, this is a particularly ugly and disingenuous way of getting things done. Not exactly Hayek’s Reichstadt.