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Investing in the Era of Climate Change


Verity Winship from the University of Illinois College of Law University of Illinois College of Law

In October 2018, the New York Attorney General sued Exxon for fraud. The complaint featured floods, hurricanes, heatwaves, wild fires, oil sands, CEOs, stranded assets, securities fraud allegations, the “two degree scenario,” and possibly politics. This radio commentary explores what this particular lawsuit says about a much bigger problem: predicting what our world will look like in an age of climate change.