Ruling on a suit filed by the Netherlands branch of Friends of the Earth, a court in the Netherlands ordered energy giant Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by 45 % before the decade is over.
A Toronto city councilor is going to try. In the last few years it has been hit by ice storms, floods, and, according to the Insurance Bureau of Canada, has been hit by six 100-year storms since 2005.
We continue to shape life on Earth, and threaten our survival, in unexpected ways.
Rhode Island has become the first US state to sue a group of oil companies over their role in causing dangerous climate change.
Several Colorado communities have now joined the growing wave of municipalities taking legal action against fossil fuel companies and seeking compensation for the impacts of climate change.
Arnold Schwarzenegger announced his plans this week to sue Big Oil for its contributions to climate change. Schwarzenegger joins a growing list of cities and now private citizens who hope to bring Big Oil to court.
Today, the city of New York in US joined a number of California cities in suing a group of major oil companies for the costs of climate change.
Steve Berman, who won a $200 billion settlement from tobacco companies in the 90s has set his sights on fossil fuel companies.