Oil companies? The government? The public? All of the above share the blame.
There are numerous ongoing legal challenges in an effort to determine whoâ€™s responsible for climate change. Exxon is under investigation by state attorneys general, cities are suing oil companies over sea level rise costs, and Our Childrenâ€™s Trust is suing the federal government for failing to protect their generation from climate change. At the heart of these legal challenges lies the question â€“ who bears culpability for climate change and liability for its costs and consequences?