Alaska Natives Take Energy Companies to Court Over Climate Change
This morning, KQED Radio highlighted a case Alaskan natives are bringing against energy companies, including ExxonMobil and Chevron (starts at 00:35). KQED’s Craig Miller also has a detailed account of the case.
Coastal Alaskan villages, like Kivalina, have seen dramatic sea level rise in recent years and the higher water makes them increasingly vulnerable to damaging waves during storms. Alaska locals say the blame lies with the energy companies because rising atmospheric carbon emissions from fossil fuels are contributing to global climate change.