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One Planet: How should oil companies be held accountable for climate change?



On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss new revelations that just like ExxonMobil, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell also knew that burning fossil fuels was causing climate change, but continued to drill for oil and fuel climate change denial.

Cities across the county are suing fossil fuel companies, claiming they knew about the threat fossil fuels pose to the world, and lied about it. How should oil companies be held responsible?


Jelmer Mommers, energy and climate reporter with De Correspondent

David Hasemyer, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter with InsideClimate News, and co-author of Dilbit Disaster: Inside the Biggest Oil Spill You've Never Heard Of

Janet Cox, activist with Fossil Free California

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