Media Roundtable: The growing wave of climate change lawsuits against oil giants for the devastation caused by fossil fuels
On this edition of Your Call’s Media Roundtable, we discuss the wave of lawsuits by cities and states against oil giants like ExxonMobil.
These lawsuits, which could cost the industry billions of dollars, attempt to hold fossil fuel giants accountable for environmental damage and deception. Exxon has a long history of downplaying and denying the climate crisis, according to several investigations. We'll also find out how Exxon is using an unusual law to intimidate critics over its climate denial.
Chris McGreal, writer for Guardian US, former Guardian correspondent in Washington, Johannesburg and Jerusalem, and author of American Overdose: The Opioid Tragedy in Three Acts