Yale poll finds majority of Americans think ExxonMobil, BP, Chevron and other fossil fuel companies should pay for climate change damage

by Peter Frumhoff, Union of Concerned Scientists

Communities face growing costs from climate change-fueled extreme weather and rising seas, and they need to prepare for further, now unavoidable, impacts.
Who is going to pay these costs?

A striking new survey by Yale University’s Program on Climate Change Communications and supported by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) finds that most Americans (57 percent) think fossil fuel companies should pay for the damages caused by global warming.

These survey results come as fifteen U.S. jurisdictions—cities and counties in California, Colorado, Maryland, New York, and Washington as well as the state of Rhode Island—have filed lawsuits against fossil fuel companies, seeking compensation for climate damages.

Read more: https://blog.ucsusa.org/peter-frumhoff/yale-poll-finds-majority-of-americans-think-exxonmobil-bp-chevron-and-other-fossil-fuel-companies-should-pay-for-climate-change-damage

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