Climate change creates winners and losers. When the losers look for someone to blame, and someone to pay, whom will they find?
A few cases have begun to explore how the common law can be used, either to seek damages for climate destruction, or to enjoin further emissions. As with any new science, the early cases may fail, only to pave the way for later successes. The most famous case is Native Village of Kivalina v. ExxonMobile Corp.. Read more about it in our Lawyer’s Weekly article.