[Kivalina, Alaska, is suing Exxon Mobil and 24 other fossil fuel companies over climate change.]
My latest Science Progress column is up: It's about the growing potential for global warming tort cases--in which aggrieved parties directly sue polluting companies and seek damages--to succeed going forward. As I note:
...courts are beginning to notice the swell of cultural change that we see rising all around us on the climate issue. We're moving closer and closer, as a society, to fully accepting our responsibility to deal with global warming, and the courts--which have often served as a kind of barometer of social change--are moving right along with us.
You can read the full column here.