My Journey Into Kivalina v. ExxonMobil et al.
Wednesday 01 December 2010
In 2008, a small Inupiat (Eskimo says Joe) village in Alaska sued ExxonMobil and 23 other fossil fuel companies including Peabody Energy and BP for contributing to the destruction of their homeland, and charged a smaller subset with deliberately creating a false debate around climate change science. You might have heard of the lawsuit—Kivalina v. ExxonMobil et al. The suit was framed by some as a David and Goliath story, with people wondering if it would be the first successful climate change claim.
Joe says - this is of great interest to me as is global climate change, as I have been to many of these coastal arctic villages built upon the permafrost.