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Nicholas Carey
08-16-2018, 02:06 PM
Great history piece on climate change. Long, but great.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

I didn't really realize that the fossil fuel companies have known about the impact of CO2 on climate for decades. Makes me wonder if class action lawsuits for damages might get traction.

Nothing would get a large corporation's attention more than the prospect of getting slammed with multi-billion dollar damages.

Dan McCosh
08-16-2018, 02:26 PM
What's really interesting is the insight into China's reaction to the problem with increasing coal consumption.

Peerie Maa
08-16-2018, 02:28 PM
Well, tobacco was linked to cancers in the early '50's and asbestos was known to be a killer from the start of the 20th C. Yet industry still pushed the products and insurance companies tried any thing and everything no matter how unethical to limit their liabilities. Profit over welfare every time.

LeeG
08-16-2018, 02:34 PM
What's really interesting is the insight into China's reaction to the problem with increasing coal consumption.

Or the US.

skuthorp
08-16-2018, 04:50 PM
Drip drip, now more than a trickle………….. but profits are up………...