Saturday, March 31, 2018

In court, Big Oil rejected climate denial

In a California court case this week, Judge William Alsup asked the two sides to provide him a climate science tutorial.
A combination of file photos shows the logos of five of the
 largest publicly traded oil companies - BP, Chevron,
ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and Total. 
The plaintiffs are the coastal cities of San Francisco and Oakland. They’re suing five major oil companies (Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips and BP) to pay for the cities’ costs to cope with the sea level rise caused by global warming. Chevron’s lawyer presented the science for the defense, and most notably, began by explicitly accepting the expert consensus on human-caused global warming, saying:

‘From Chevron’s perspective, there is no debate about the science of climate change’


Read Dana Nuccitelli’s story from The Guardian - “In court, Big Oil rejected climate denial.”

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