Victims of Global Warming Could Sue Oil and Power Companies

(excerpt from this repost at Common Dreams)

Victims of Global Warming Could Sue Oil and Power Companies
Published on Tuesday, December 9, 2008 by the Telegraph/UK
by Urmee Khan

Flood victims and those affected by extreme weather conditions could soon be able to sue oil and power companies they blame for global warming, according to a climate change expert.

Myles Allen, a physicist at Oxford University, said: “We are starting to get to the point that when an adverse weather event occurs we can quantify how much more likely it was made by human activity.”

“And people adversely affected by climate change today are in a position to document and quantify their losses. This is going to be hugely important.”… Rest of the story is: here.

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  1. Off-coast oil exploration has increased the rate of New Orleans sinking.

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