How Private Lawsuits Could Save the Climate

A dire new U.S. government report on climate change could bolster lawsuits seeking to force Big Oil to admit culpability in damaging lives and communities

Fishermen capture glass eels in Yilan, Taiwan, in the early hours of Dec. 25, 2015. Japanese and European glass eels have been on the danger of extinction as the ocean gets warmer as a result of climate change. Photo: Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images

By Michael Hirsh

Can a bunch of crab fishermen save the earth?

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