Climate's Day in Court: Maybe Not the Great Debate, But Still a 'Big Deal'

By Craig Miller, KQED News Fix

The spotlight will be on a San Francisco courtroom Wednesday, when climate science finally gets its day in court.

The cities of Oakland and San Francisco are suing several oil companies for the costs of adapting to climate change impacts, such as rising sea levels that threaten to flood critical infrastructure. Judge William Alsup has taken the unusual step of asking both sides to present their views on the state of climate science.

For more information on climate change, read Public Press special reports on sea level rise and cap and trade

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