Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California | Climate Central
"Several flood-prone municipalities in California filed first-of-their-kind lawsuits against fossil fuel companies this week as they attempt to recoup the cost of coping with rising seas.
The suits point to indisputable climate science and decades of industry efforts to mar that science.
Experts likened the legal complaints to those brought against the tobacco industry in decades past, which succeeded by alleging the use of anti-science tactics to mask the dangers of their products.
High tide flooding in the city of Sausalito in California's Marin County, which is suing energy companies over rising seas.
The new lawsuits come as 21 young Americans pursue a federal case in Oregon that alleges the U.S. government is violating their rights by failing to take far-reaching measures against global warming..."