If more and more localities sue, "we might be able to see adequate pressure applied to these companies to inspire action on climate change", he said. Schneiderman's lawsuit against ExxonMobil claims that there is evidence that Exxon had "two sets of numbers" used to discuss the impact of climate change on the company - one set for the public and one for private company conversations.
While other cities in Europe and the United States have already taken similar steps, NY hailed its move as significant as it is the biggest metropolis in the country. Invoking the imperative of climate justice, she noted that "the costs of sea level rise and ferocious and unprecedented weather events are being offloaded onto the public with taxpayers stiffed with the ever ballooning costs", leaving less money for social needs, while "the extravagant profits from destabilizing our planet's life support system are systematically privatized...."
The growing movement to hold fossil fuel companies financially responsible for the damages associated with climate change scored a major ally on Wednesday, as New York City announced that it would be filing a lawsuit against five of the largest fossil fuel companies in the world.
The legal action and the divestment draw perhaps the starkest dividing line yet between NY and the Trump administration on climate change. "Ever since Sandy, New Yorkers understand the risk, especially for the poorest and most vulnerable". The city suffered billions of dollars of damage in Hurricane Sandy.
Sea levels in NY have risen more than foot since 1900, according to the state's Department of Environmental Conservation-twice the global rate. Ideas include building a string of barrier islands from New Jersey to Long Island and simply building a wall around lower Manhattan. For example, Marin County claimed that there was a 99% risk it would experience a major flood before 2050, but it has not disclosed that information in municipal bond offerings. He said the goal was to complete the divestment within five years. "This city is acting".
Who Will Pay for It?
De Blasio'sannouncement raised concerns from both the energy industry and manufactures. "We unequivocally reject the allegations that Exxon Mobil has suppressed climate change research", he said. "Exxon this week hit back against the California lawsuits in a filing with a Texas state court pointing out none of the cities disclosed such risks to bond buyers and arguing the lawsuits were politically motivated and linked to cases brought by the states of NY and MA".
It remains unclear whether a new wave of litigation - propelled by stronger climate science, reports about how much some companies knew about climate change decades ago, and somewhat divergent legal strategy - will succeed where those efforts failed.
The lawsuit cited recently-uncovered documents about what oil companies knew about the threat from climate change.
Ms Kelly said: "The mayor's announcement may raise his profile, but it will do nothing to address climatechange and will ultimately fail".
Naturally, the move prompted swift condemnation from the fossil fuel industry.
Despite the city's many steps to prepare for and respond to climate change, Mayor de Blasio last fall opposed a proposal for charging drivers in the city's high traffic areas, a plan that would have reduced pollution.
"Today Mayor de Blasio turned his back millions of first responders, police officers and public employees who depend on their pensions to provide for themselves and their families in retirement", said Karen Moreau of the American Petroleum Institute, the largest USA oil and gas lobbying group.
Officials in Egypt said the balloon crashed carrying the group of tourists, after strong winds forced the balloon off course. In 2016, hot air balloon rides were temporarily suspended in Egypt after a crash led to 22 Chinese tourists being injured.
Unfortunately, the Nokia 6 runs on Android Nougat out-of-the-box, although the company has mentioned it is upgradable. The smartphone will be available in Black and White color variants with Gold and Copper accents respectively.
And there could be trouble ahead for Amazon , he adds, when it attempts to take Alexa to markets beyond the USA and Europe. They make it easy to watch YouTube videos, enjoy personal photos, follow recipes, control smart home devices and more .
The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) said it welcomed Friday's recommendations from the Environmental Audit Committee. U.S chain Starbucks said it will trial a 5 pence levy at up to 25 London branches in February for three months.
As per usual, Alabama has multiple players who could enter the National Football League draft as juniors and be selected. After the Crimson Tide's win, UCF put a billboard up in Tuscaloosa challenging Alabama to a home-and-home series .
You can also watch previous matches through video-on-demand (including the preseason that's already up) on the official website . With Overwatch League set to begin in earnest this week, Blizzard want to make sure you don't miss a second of the action.
But Tapper responded: "The president has an approval rating in the 30s, I don't know what's magical that you're talking about". Tapper countered by saying, 'I think the viewers right now can ascertain who is being hysterical'.
Forget the Avengers for now: Black Widow might finally be getting her own movie, and there's no assembling required. Johansson has appeared as the character in six films, the next one being this summer's " Avengers: Infinity War ".
The Titans advance to a divisional game against either the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots or the Pittsburgh Steelers. Because of an editing error, an earlier version of this article misidentified the team of running back Derrick Henry .
Thus, Monica Rambeau is particularly well situated to be introduced as a supporting character in Captain Marvel's new movie. Actors Samuel Jackson, Jude Law and Ben Mendelsohn will co-star in the movie, which will premiere on March 8, 2019 .
Raiders Under Investigation For Possibly Violating Rooney Rule
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie said Tuesday he interviewed two minority candidates before Gruden's hiring was announced. With the Raiders descending so fast on a white candidate, the team is in hot water over whether it violated the "Rooney Rule".
Gerrit Cole trade to the Houston Astros is 'imminent'
Cole did top 200 innings for the second time in 2017 and also saw his strikeout numbers tick back up close to one per inning. Earlier this offseason the Yankees were said to be pushing to acquire Gerrit Cole from the Pirates .