Posted by: mazibuko | July 12, 2011

Future liability for climate misinformers?

I was reading an article that relayed something Al Gore was saying about misinformation tactics used by some climate denialists:

Gore compares these actions to those of the tobacco companies that spent decades denying that smoking causes cancer but eventually came to a multi-billion dollar legal settlement with 46 states.

It got me to wondering if we might see similar legal outcomes for prominent, deep-pocketed misinformers 10, 20, or 30 years down the track, as/if damages start rolling in from climate change and attribution gets easier and more reliable.

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