Category: Campaigning & Change

Environmentalists and local Londoners join together at Willesden Magistrates' Court to show support for the Heathrow13 who had been protesting against plans for a third runway (London, UK 24th Feb 2016). Picture by Dinendra Haria/Shutterstock

In courtrooms, climate change is no longer up for debate

In September 2017, San Francisco experienced its hottest day on record, with temperatures reaching a searing 106 degrees. Weeks later, the city joined Oakland to announce it would sue five major fossil fuel firms — BP, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, and ConocoPhillips — for the costs of building sea walls and other infrastructure to protect residents from global warming.