Damage related to climate change will only grow -- who's liable?


Support for climate cast comes from Bank of America financing clean energy initiatives and advancements in renewable energy and spurring innovation and the growth of environmentally focused companies it gets in Jobs Bank of America. NA member FDIC who pays for climate change damages I'm NPR chief meteorologist carbon in the in the atmosphere and then ties that amount of carbon in the atmosphere and warming to the increases in flooding ceiling fire victims how do you see individual consumers fitting into these lawsuits moving forward it's very difficult for individuals to have so how does the legal system tease out the climate change damage liability there at big piece of these lawsuits is the idea that the oil and gas companies in this round of lawsuits are states local governments are theories of public nuisance products liability and consumer protection laws and these are it basically says if someone has engaged in conduct that harms the public it's either state or local government for the most part who then brings lawsuits are the financial outlay that states and local governments have to deal with climate change so if we're talking about Minnesota let's say you would have increased knew about the impact of carbon on climate change and on severe weather is far back as the nineteen sixties and actually had a coordinated campaign level rise harm to species harm to crops I wanNA talk about California for a moment. PG and he has set a target of eight point four billion for payouts to wild flooding a harm to crops harm to wastewater treatment systems transportation infrastructure those sorts of things so they're the actual dollar amounts that sort of annalong line of other lawsuits that deal with these types of harm we talk about

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