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Ann Carlson in Nature: Climate lawsuits are breaking new legal ground to protect the planet

Despite recent defeats, activists are optimistic that courts will provide relief from climate change.  Carlson and others anticipate that US activists and municipalities will pivot from targeting governments to going after the producers of emissions themselves — a strategy seen as more pragmatic because it seeks to impose cash penalties, which can, in some cases, be used for climate-mitigation efforts.