New climate science could cause wave of litigation against businesses – study

New climate science could cause wave of litigation against businesses – study

Experts says scientific advances are making it easier to attribute the damages of climate breakdown to companies’ activities

Businesses could soon be facing a fresh wave of legal action holding them to account for their greenhouse gas emissions, owing to advances in climate science, experts have warned.

More than 1,500 legal actions have already been brought against fossil fuel companies whose emissions over decades have played a major role in building up carbon in the atmosphere.

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