Cara Horowitz of Emmett Institute Talks to Scientific American on Holding Oil Companies Liable for Climate Change

December 14, 2015 – Cara Horowitz, co-executive director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, spoke to Scientific American on the significance of holding big oil companies liable for climate change. 

“I actually think there is a trend in public conversations and even in private conversations toward thinking about liability for major energy companies for climate harm in a way we haven't seen in many years,” said Horowitz. 

“So, relatively few companies really are proportionally responsible for a pretty large share of the climate change problem in a way that allows lawyers and others to start thinking about causality in a legal sense.”

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