Local Motion: Suing Energy Companies & New IPCC Report

Aug 18, 2021

This week on Local Motion, news director Gavin Dahl speaks with two journalists. Guardian reporter Chris McGreal's latest article is on lawsuits filed by local Colorado governments seeking climate mitigation funds from energy companies based on accusations of deceptive practices, consumer fraud, and suppressing their own scientific evidence. High Country News climate justice reporter Sarah Sax talks about why the new IPCC report shows we shouldn't give up combating climate change.

This photo pairing shows Colorado's Geer Canyon in 1911 and 2006. Decades of efforts to suppress fires have helped increase the density and homogeneity of ponderosa pine tree forests.
Credit Carnegie Library for Local History / Museum of Boulder Collection and Boulder County Parks & Open Space