From tropical islands and coastal cities destroyed by hurricanes, and river deltas being swallowed by rising sea levels, to withering droughts and widespread forest fires, no country is safe from the ravages of climate change. Extreme weather is causing communities to suffer and flee from their homes and is threatening their basic rights to food, water, shelter, health, and even life.
Big polluters like ExxonMobil and Shell knew decades ago that the burning of fossil fuels could lead to catastrophic climate impacts, but some chose to hide this and undermine climate science and action. That’s why people around the world are taking legal action to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the impacts that their business operations have on the climate and force governments to live up to their duty to protect them from this climate crisis.
The science is clear: pollution from fossil fuel companies drives climate change. It’s time for fossil fuel companies to take responsibility for climate change impacts.